How to install softwares in Ubuntu?????????

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  1. mannu_techy

    mannu_techy New Member

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    I had installed ubuntu Debian but i dont know how to install the softwares provided with digit cd and dvd please tell me.......................
     
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    for installing softwares in ubuntu u require

    for installing rpm packages like "amarok.rpm"
    u require 'alien'

    to get it from online repositories jus enter
    $sudo apt-get install alien
    now
    $alien -i *.rpm
    $dpkg -i *.deb
    your package will be installed
    for installing deb packages like amarok.deb just double click on it.
    for installing source codes with 'tar.bz2' extension or 'tar.gz' u need
    a utility called make

    for this enter
    $sudo apt-get install make
    then
    $tar -zxvf <package name>
    $./configure
    $make
    $make install
    hope ur package will be installed
     
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    Ubuntu is a Debian-based distro. So it's native package format is <package-name>.deb,
    If the CD/DVD contains software packages in the RPM format, you must convert it
    to Debian format using 'alien' package
    Open the Terminal WIndow & type:
    $ sudo apt-get install alien
    Now wait for the installation to complete.
    Use 'cd' command to move to different directory like in WIndows.
    $ sudo alien <package>.extension
    This will convert the package to Debian format.
    If you are using Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake), just right-click on the package,
    choose 'Open with 'GDebi Package Installer' & click on 'Install' button.
    If you are using a older version of Ubuntu, then type this:
    $ dpkg -i <package>.deb

    For installing packages available as Source code in package.tar.gz2, or package.tar.gz
    $ sudo apt-get install build-essential
    $ gzip -d <package>.tar.gz2
    $ tar -xvf <package>.tar
    $./configure
    $ make
    $ sudo make install

    This is the procedure.
    @Ramana, the overall procedure you have given is correct, but there are minor mistakes!!
    To compile from Source, you need C/C++ compilers,& make.
     
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