help on installing packages on ubuntu

John Nilsson john at
Fri Jul 29 18:47:32 UTC 2005

On fre, 2005-07-29 at 16:55 +0530, Pushparaj Shetty wrote:
> dear sir/ madam,
> I am user of ubuntu 5.04. It is very good for internet and desktop applications
> I need to work with packages like latex , xfig and xdvi.
> Kindly provide me the instructions to download these packages in ubuntu. 
> Thaking you
> Pushparaj

Take a look in synapic (System->Administration->Synaptic Package
Manager) see <
%28repositories%29> on how to use universe and multiverse.

latex is provided by the tetex distribution but only tetex-2 is in the
ubuntu repositories. tetex-3 is MUCH better...

xfig is in universe

I couldn't find xdvi though, use pdflatex instead.


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