Re: Easy way to install programs
I'm far from being an expert in Ubuntu but, for me anyway, the best solution to installing software that isn't in the Ubuntu repositories is to find and add a ppa that includes the software I want. That way the program installs and updates correctly. I have always been under the impression that this is the 'Ubuntu way'. Is that not correct?
By the way, there are .deb files that install similarly to what an .exe install file would in windows. I don't think these update automatically however. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
I did some checking around and apparently some .deb files will add an entry in your software sources so the program can be kept up to date. I guess this is not always the case however. See this:
Last edited by jeremy1138; April 29th, 2014 at 03:20 PM.
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