Installing Applications

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Sat Jan 17 22:01:22 UTC 2009

--- On Sat, 1/17/09, Bill Wright <wwright2 at> wrote:

> From: Bill Wright <wwright2 at>
> Subject: Installing Applications
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009, 3:40 PM
> I am new to  Ubuntu 8.10. How do I install applications
> other than those
> listed in the listing add/remove programs?
First update your package list then you can use any of
the gui package managers, adept, synaptic, update manager.
There may be more, I don't remember.  Or you can use the
cli interface using apt=get, aptitude(my favorite) or wajig.
Typically, do:
sudo aptitude(or apt-get) update
sudo aptitue upgrade
sudo aptitude install <package Name>
Using  upgrade will upgrade any upgradeable packages on the
update you did.  Use the install to add any packages not currently
installed on your OS. 
There are more options but that should get you started.  HTH
Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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