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  1. #1
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    install package

    hi all,

    i want to ask. what is the different between,
    apt-get install, ./configure, make & make install.

    im new into ubuntu. dont understand how to install software.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Re: install package

    Whilst I'm not 100% on all those I'll attempt to save you some grief.

    To install software you can:
    1. Use the Software center, search through all apps, click install, enter password, done.

    2. If you know the name of the application use sudo apt-get install [package name] e.g.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic
    .

    3. Use either option above to install synaptic package manager and browse through that, select packages, press install.

    4. Download a .deb file from a website e.g. Google's Chrome, once downloaded click on it to install it, it will open software manager.

    Nice and easy.
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    Re: install package

    If you are new to Ubuntu stick to the software center.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install package-name
    achieves the same result as the software center but with the terminal instead of the GUI.You are installing debian or .deb package from the Ubuntu repository either way.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto

    Code:
    ./configure, make & make install.
    This is a command used when compiling/building an application from a tar.gz or similar package. It is used when a package is not available in the repository and these packages usually have instructions included and will vary from application to application. The average user should not have to compile/build applications.
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  4. #4
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    Re: install package

    hi
    thanks for your reply.
    if im using CLI, where can i find the software center.
    or i need to turn on GUI at the first place?

    thanks.

  5. #5
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    Re: install package

    hi Frogs & Mr_JMM,

    ok. now i understand.
    Thanks!

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