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Old 01-11-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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i am having a problem,new to linux and from Ubuntu but not the same to run a pkg,what

while in linux packages i install do not run,do i have to go to terminel and do this for all packages,and what is the proper command?
Old 01-11-2014, 03:02 PM   #2
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Can you give an example of a specific application we can look at, as an example?

You are using Ubuntu, correct? Which release and which desktop environment? (For example: Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, or Kubuntu 13.10 with KDE, or ____)

In Unity (which is considered Ubuntu's "standard" environment these days) you typically launch applications by tapping the Super (or "Windows") key and then typing a few letters of the application you want to run.
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Welcome to LQ !

In Ubuntu to install or remove a package there are several ways, here some:
From Ubuntu Software center, with is a graphic program and very easy and intuitive to use.

With Aptitude which is a program that runs in a terminal, although not as easy as the other one, or with pure commands in the terminal. Such as:
sudo aptitude install packagename
With apt-get which is a pure command line program to install or remove packages.
sudo apt-get install packagename
Those 3 programs when the machine is connected to the internet will automatically connect to the repositories of Ubuntu download and install the packages.

Or yet if you have the package already downloaded it is possible to use the program dpkg to install or remove a package.
sudo dpkg -i packagename
For more information about how to use aptitude, apt-get and dpkg, type in the terminal the following command:
man aptitude
man apt-get
man dpkg
That will open the manual for almost any program installed in your system.



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