installing new applications in kubuntu

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  1. Ramakrishnan

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    Now that I got the kubuntu free cd, I installed it. But many applications are available for install, but when I try to install, it is asking for internet connection. The thing is that I don't have Internet connection. I want to download the applications and later install it. I want to know the the following things

    1. From where I will get the applications listed by Kubuntu?
    2. After geting the application downloaded, how to install?.
     
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    Once you are connected to the Net. Use the 'Synaptic Package Manager' to & mark
    the applications you want to install after selecting the application (Mark for installation) from the list.
    Now from the menu Edit->"Apply Marked Changes'. This will automatically download
    the package, its dependencies & install them.
     
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    @JGuru, that wouldnt help.. he wants to download on another comp and install on some other computer which is offline.

    Such a thing is pretty much tedious as of now.. You might want for some 2/3 months for the Ubuntu Offline Update Tool < https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OfflineUpdateSpec > to get completed by SoC sponsored ubuntu developer.
     
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    I wanted packages for Kubuntu. You have suggested packages for ubuntu. The link for Ubuntu is ok but give me one for Kubuntu.

    I have since found the link. Here it is http://kubuntu.org/packages/
     
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    What is the meaning of "bleeding edge packages"? I downloaded the package, but the extension is deb. Now how to install this in my computer running Kubuntu? Please help.
     
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    Better use "Adept Package manager' . To open it press Alt + F2 . This opens
    the 'Run command' Type 'adept' (Click on 'Run' button).
    Now Adept PM will be loaded.
    From the menu Adept->Fetch Updates (This updates your package source list)
    Until the download is complete , wait (takes a few mins)
    Now select any package you want to install , right click->'Request Install'
    Select the packages this way. After you are finished with the selection.
    Go to the menu Adept-> 'Apply Changes'.
    That's all. The packages you have selected will be downloaded first and
    installed automatically.

    To install a package with the extension '.deb' open a Terminal Window (konsole)
    Go to folder (using cd /home/ramakrish/Docs/software) (ie., change directory like in Windows
    Now type:
    $ dpkg -i <filename>.deb
    That's all the package will be installed!!
     
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