Saturday, July 12, 2008

Essentail skills: installing software

source: http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing

Quote:

How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!

A graphical guide for all new users with a Windows background using Ubuntu Revision 4


Having problems installing something on your new Ubuntu operating system? "Where's the EXE?", "Where do I need to extract this to?", "How do I run it?", "Where did it go?" - have you been thinking questions like these? Don't worry, installing software, themes and other things on Ubuntu is actually very easy! This guide will help you understand with screenshots, instructional videos and to-the-point language.


How to Install Anything in Ubuntu Condensed

source: http://martin.ankerl.com/2007/04/19/how-to-install-anything-in-ubuntu-condensed/

This is a very condensed excerpt of the excellent article How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu.

Search, install, remove available packages (preferred method)

sudo aptitude search ABC
sudo aptitude install ABC
sudo aptitude remove ABC

.deb (you have to take care of dependencies on your own)

sudo dpkg -i ABC.deb

.rpm (requires sudo aptitude install alien)

sudo alien -i *.rpm

.tar.gz (requires sudo aptitude install checkinstall)

tar xzvf ABC.tar.gz
cd ABC
./configure
make
sudo checkinstall

.package, .sh, .bin (Just download and execute)

chmod +x ABC
./ABC

.exe (requires sudo aptitude install wine)

wine ABC.exe

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