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Old 03-22-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Question Package manager help


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If you are running Ubuntu, it is strongly suggested to use a package manager like aptitude or synaptic to download and install packages, instead of doing so manually via this website.

You should be able to use any of the listed mirrors by adding a line to your /etc/apt/sources.list like this:

deb http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy main universe

Replacing fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu with the mirror in question.
How do I do that?
 
Old 03-22-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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First, you would need to tell us what distro you are using. The quote above implies that you have Ubuntu.

Look in your menus for something that says "install software"--or something similar. This will be either Adept or Synaptic. In the menus for either one, there will be a place to select which repositories are to be used.

For more help, give us more detail.
 
Old 03-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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Hi

Judging by your other recent posts in the newbie section, I assume your running Ubuntu

press alt+f2 to get a command popup screen, and type "sudo synaptic" without the quotes. this should load up synaptic package manager

If that doesnt work, navigate yourself to a terminal and type "synaptic"

This should work, it does for me

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-22-2008, 03:20 PM   #4
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I know about synaptic package manager, I just don't know how to do the thing they talk about where I download stuff from withing it.
 
Old 03-22-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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When you open synaptic manager there should be a big icon named "Search"

In the search box, type in "ftp", "DVD" or any keywords for whatever you want

When it returns a list of software, look through the descriptions of them to see if its what your looking for,

If so, right click > mark for installation

When you have found all you need, click "apply"

It will then go ahead and download/install it all for you

Good luck
 
Old 03-22-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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Talking

Oh, lol, I thought I had to do some fancy downloady thing. Thanks.
 
Old 03-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #7
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Oh, lol, I thought I had to do some fancy downloady thing. Thanks.
I don't know if it will help, but try not to think of how you did thing in windows when working in Linux. One of the most important thing in Linux is to have patience, you'll have good days and bad days but the end results are worth it. IMHO
 
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Oh, lol, I thought I had to do some fancy downloady thing. Thanks.
You can learn Synaptic with nothing more than old-fashioned "cut and try". Just poke around with the different commands and menu options and experiment.

As with most modern SW, a lot of the options are best accessed by right-clicking on the name of a package.
 
Old 03-22-2008, 03:45 PM   #9
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oops oh well, wish I could delete it.

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