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Old 01-21-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
RON Howe
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Red face installing downloaded software KUbuntu8.04


I HAVE searched LQ Newbie Forum and am confused . Be grateful to be pointed to definitive source with simple instructions on downloading and installing applications not included in Synaptic Manager
 
Old 01-22-2009, 03:59 AM   #2
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Hi Ron,
I don't think there's a simple answer to your question since software for linux comes in a number of different forms:
1. Source code
2. Binaries (one size fits all)
3. Packages (binaries for specific distros that aren't necessarily included in the repositories for that distro)

It might be easier to answer your question if you indicate which specific software you'd like to download and install.

Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 01-22-2009, 08:40 AM   #3
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Hi Ron~

Here is the official Ubuntu page on manually installing .deb, .rpm, and tarballs.
It will work the same with Kubuntu.

Hope this helps.

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Old 01-22-2009, 08:47 AM   #4
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There is also "How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!" at http://amitech.50webs.com/installing/index.php.html

I have often found http://linuxappfinder.com/ good for a search and finding *buntu installs

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO INSTALL???
 
Old 01-22-2009, 11:46 PM   #5
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thanks

THANKS to all. What I wanted to do was install the latest seamonkey 1.1.14 after I had downloaded from SM.org, but then wondered about the general situation.

Ron.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 06:59 AM   #6
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Seamonkey

Seamonkey is in the repos- Your safest bet is to install from there.

Open Applications->Add/Remove... Type seamonkey in the Search box. Select and Install.

If you are looking to upgrade to a newer version, open a terminal and enter:

Quote:
sudo update-seamonkey
If the newer version can't be found, it hasn't been tested and approved by the Ubuntu Team. (Not sure if it would automatically be updated when it does become available.)

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Old 01-23-2009, 09:06 PM   #7
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ron@buntu:~$ sudo update seamonkey
[sudo] password for ron:
sudo: update: command not found
ron@buntu:~$
This is what happened
 
Old 01-24-2009, 12:18 AM   #8
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Hi Ron,
Assuming Ubuntu has aptitude and you want to use the command line, then you would type this:
Code:
sudo aptitude update
and then
Code:
sudo aptitude install seamonkey
(if seamonkey is the name of the ubuntu package)
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 01-31-2009, 12:00 AM   #9
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Thanks JDK et al. Decided to let it rest a while. Seems ubuntu is a bit behind with seamonkey ; emphasis probably on Firefox.
RON
 
Old 01-31-2009, 12:26 AM   #10
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Thanks JDK et al. Decided to let it rest a while. Seems ubuntu is a bit behind with seamonkey ; emphasis probably on Firefox.
RON
Hi Ron,
Code:
aptitude show seamonkey
(no need for sudo here)
will give you the version of seamonkey that is in the ubuntu repos. I tend to get FFx directly from the site or via its own "check for updates" routine (in the HELP menu).
Cheers,
jdk
 
  


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