View Full Version : [all variants] dpkg to install LAMP

December 21st, 2008, 02:34 AM
Hello pros.

I am an Ubuntu tinkerer and in the past have installed the Server edition. One thing I remember towards the end of the install process was dpkg ran with a certain number of packages listed in a terminal to mark (with a *) to install.
Examples were DNS, LAMP, Kubuntu desktop etc etc.
I am currently running Ubuntu desktop 8.10 on a laptop machine and would like to run the dpkg package to install LAMP. I know there are other workarounds to do this (such as apt-get and aptitude) but I particularly like the way dpkg seemed to deal with it.

So, my question is, does anyone know how to invoke this installation program? I have done it before and cannot remember how!

Thanks in advance,


December 21st, 2008, 04:06 AM
Here you go:

sudo tasksel
will get you to that type of screen. You can also flat out do

sudo tasksel install lamp-server

December 21st, 2008, 03:46 PM
Thanks. Actually - this is what runs on the server install and not the dpkg that I mentioned.

Much appreciated.