Beginner Q2: Installing software

accessys at accessys at
Thu Jan 14 16:16:32 UTC 2010

with linux try downloading the "deb" version or "debian" version of the 
software it should automatically be detected and load.  other versions 
willl work but are a little harder to load.


On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:

> Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 01:05:11 +0900
> From: Thomas Blasejewicz <thomas at>
> Reply-To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
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> To: ubuntu-users at
> Subject: Beginner Q2: Installing software
> I do have great difficulties installing software!
> When I tried Synaptic, I get for each and every software package I tried
> the error message:
> "Package operation failed. The installation or removal of a software
> package failed."
> AND there are quite a number of software packages I actually downloaded
> before, but which Synaptic apparently does not know (the search function
> does not find them, although they are already right here on my computer)
> Yet, a guide book (quoted below) says, you should NOT install anything
> manually:
> Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference
> Keir Thomas
> page 124
> "Manually installing a package
> It is inadvisable you attempt to manually download a package and install
> it. The process is fraught with problems, the most significant being the
> potential difficulty in manually sourcing dependencies. "
> So, what can I do to avoid the above mentioned error messages
> install software that Synaptic does not recognize
> (a search within Synaptic for example shows, that it does not find
> "Flash Player", which is definitely available in a version for Ubuntu.
> Since I installed Ubuntu, I was not yet able to install ANY software -
> and the guidebooks and documentation did not help me so far.
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