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subhasis.rahul
July 28th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Hi
I am new to this forum. i need one help regarding installation of any software that may b downloaded outside the UBUNTU synaptic packege manager. plz help me.

halitech
July 28th, 2008, 03:49 PM
that will depend on the format of the file you download. Ideally it is recommended to stick with packages that are in the repos but if you need something not there just download the file and hopefully it will have some instructions on installing with it.

Separ
July 28th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Do you mean compiling from source or a downloaded .deb package?

dew5
July 28th, 2008, 03:53 PM
try

sudo apt-get updates

and

sudo apt-get upgrades

dew

Oldsoldier2003
July 28th, 2008, 03:53 PM
http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/ is very often cited as a reference to this question :)

dew5
July 28th, 2008, 03:54 PM
sorry

sudo apt-get update

dew

dew5
July 28th, 2008, 03:55 PM
and


sudp apt-get upgrade



dew

dew5
July 28th, 2008, 03:56 PM
sorry

sudo apt-get upgrade

dew

Separ
July 28th, 2008, 03:56 PM
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade both use the repositories. I think that the OP was referring to source .tar.gz's.

FYI Dew: You can edit your posts by clicking edit at the bottom right.

dew5
July 28th, 2008, 03:59 PM
oh thanks.

First cup and all.

lordhaworth
July 28th, 2008, 04:00 PM
If you know what it is you want to download just search for an online guide, if you're doing it from the console I (as another beginner) will generally be following instructions specific to what it is im donwloading - and often you can just copy and paste commands across (at first at least)

Do you have anything in mind you want to get?

Oldsoldier2003
July 28th, 2008, 04:01 PM
oh thanks.

First cup and all.

No worries. Welcome to the forums :)

AFarris01
July 28th, 2008, 04:26 PM
OldSoldier is right on the money...that guide on monkeyblog is probably the best resource you can get as far as a guide to installing just about anything on ubuntu.

Is there something specific you're trying to install? if so, maybe make mention of it, and specific support could be provided!

good luck!

Andrew