does ubuntu come with this software?
uid000 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 16:56:27 UTC 2005
Synaptic is very good for search through available package. Refresh
the package list (refresh button I think). Then I think there's a
search button which lets you search the through package list by a
variety of criteria. My most commonly used criteria are Name as well
as Name and Description. So you could search by Name and Description
for "mp3" to find any package that has anything to do with mp3s.
At the command line, apt-cache search mp3 would yield similar results.
On 9/19/05, admin <admin at highlinewebhosting.com> wrote:
> thanks, does ubuntu's package manager let you browse available packages
> on the net?
> or do you have to specify the package you're looking for, assuming you
> already know the package?
> On 20/09/2005, at 2:29 AM, Lee Braiden wrote:
> > On Monday 19 September 2005 17:10, admin wrote:
> >> hello lee, thanks for your reply
> >> does ubuntu use executable installers like windows?
> >> i mean, to install a package, can you double-click the package and it
> >> will automatically begin to install?
> > No, that's the BAD way to do it. When you install software manually
> > like
> > that, you're installing a fixed version, which never changes, and
> > could have
> > serious problems. If you do that, then it's also your responsibility
> > to
> > manually check every site you download software from, to make sure you
> > always
> > have the latest version. That could mean downloading and clicking on
> > files
> > all the time, and certainly a lot of wasted effort, with potential for
> > mistakes and/or laziness.
> > Linux systems keep lists of almost all available software. You just
> > choose
> > what you need on your computer, and the package manager automatically
> > installs the latest version for you. Because the manager knows and
> > understands each bit of software, and how it all relates, it can keep
> > your
> > system running perfectly, and makes upgrading lots of different
> > programs a
> > very simple process.
> > If you're familiar with "windows update", just think of that, but on a
> > much
> > grander scale, that works for EVERYTHING on your system, and not just
> > a few
> > favorite programs from microsoft.
> >> i'm a little intimidated at the thought of installing from the command
> >> line
> > Normally, you won't have to do that. When you do, you can simply
> > follow
> > instructions provided by others, until you're comfortable with it.
> >> i know years ago i installed mandrake on a pc and at the end it asked
> >> me if i had any more discs to search for packages
> >> does or can ubuntu do this?
> > It can, yes. It's easier to just use the net, though. It will find
> > out the
> > latest versions for you, and download and install what you ask for
> > automatically.
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