How to install software in Ubuntu?

by cathrine_goyette , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to install software in Ubuntu?

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2 answers

by sarai_bergstrom , a year ago

@cathrine_goyette 

There are several ways to install software in Ubuntu, but here are three common methods:

  1. Using the Ubuntu Software Center: This is the easiest way to install software in Ubuntu. Simply open the Ubuntu Software Center by clicking on the icon in the Launcher or searching for "Software" in the Dash. Once the Software Center is open, you can browse or search for the software you want to install. Once you find it, click the "Install" button and enter your password to start the installation.
  2. Using the command line: Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for "Terminal" in the Dash. Use the following command to update the package index and check for available updates:sudo apt update Then, use the following command to install the software you want:sudo apt install [package name] Replace [package name] with the name of the software you want to install.
  3. Using a .deb package: If you have downloaded a .deb package from the internet, you can install it using the command line. Open the terminal and navigate to the directory where the .deb package is located. Then, use the following command to install the package:sudo dpkg -i [package name].deb Replace [package name] with the name of the .deb package you want to install.


Note: Always download software from trusted sources to avoid security risks.

by keegan.towne , 2 months ago

@cathrine_goyette 

In addition, you can also install software via the Snap Store or by adding third-party repositories to your sources list.


To install software via Snap Store, search for the software you want to install in the Snap Store app and click on the "Install" button.


To install software by adding third-party repositories, you can use the command line to add the repository and then install the software from there.


For example, to add a PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository and install software from it, you can use commands similar to the following:

  1. Add the repository:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:repository-name
sudo apt update


  1. Install the software from the added repository:
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sudo apt install [package-name]


Replace [package-name] with the name of the software package you want to install.


It's important to note that when using third-party repositories, be cautious and ensure that you trust the source before adding it to your system.


These are some additional methods you can use to install software in Ubuntu, depending on your preference and the availability of the software you wish to install.