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Install a package on Ubuntu

The installation of a package means the same thing as installing a software. The only difference is that a package can either contains a software that you will see in your menus than libraries or consoles softwares, which add features or compatibility.

Before all, it might be useful to know your Ubuntu version.

Ubuntu 11.04 and later

  1. Click on the Ubuntu menu in the top left corner.
  2. Type the word synaptic and click on Synaptic Package Manager.
  3. Type your administrator password and press the Enter key.
  4. Type the name of the package you want to install in the top search bar. Once the package appears, right-click on the package and click on Mark for installation.
  5. If you are asked to install other required packages, click on Mark to accept.
  6. Click on Apply at the top.
  7. A summary of the changes you're about to make appears, click on Apply.

        

        

Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 10.10

  1. Click on the System / Administration / Synaptic Package Manager menu in the top left corner.
  2. Type your administrator password and press the Enter key.
  3. Type the name of the package you want to install in the top search bar. Once the package appears, right-click on the package and click on Mark for installation.
  4. If you are asked to install other required packages, click on Mark to accept.
  5. Click on Apply at the top.
  6. A summary of the changes you're about to make appears, click on Apply.

        

        

Other methods

terminal logo Install a package with the Terminal on Ubuntu