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Following a fresh hardware install I found "GNOME Tweaks" in the Software app and installed it. Subsequently I ran in terminal:

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

To my surprise it installed another package, not an upgrade.

The Tweak Tool works fine, but I'm wondering if I now have 2 versions of the tool installed, and if so which one should I remove?


I found out that gnome-tweaks is the prime package to have installed:

$ apt show gnome-tweaks
Breaks: gnome-tweak-tool (<= 3.27.4)
Replaces: gnome-tweak-tool (<= 3.27.4)
APT-Manual-Installed: yes

$ apt show gnome-tweak-tool
Source: gnome-tweaks
Depends: gnome-tweaks

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Yes, the gnome-tweaks-tool and gnome-tweaks packages correspond to the same application.

The package was renamed to gnome-tweaks with GNOME 3.26 (Ubuntu 17.10), but it continues to provide gnome-tweak-tool as a transitional package, which can safely be removed (is used for those who upgrade), as you can see here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-tweaks/3.28.1-1

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