Easiest way to install software on Ubuntu is using DEB Packages, cause Ubuntu distribution based on Debian distribution, unlike Fedora, Redhat, and CentOS using RPM packages. ” Will cover how to install/Uninstall RPM packages on Next Post”
so, will begin with
1. Installing DEB packages
Ubuntu make it really easy to install softwares on your distribution by using ” Ubuntu software center ” Or using ” Synaptic Package Manager ” , but sometimes you can’t find these packages you want listed on “software center or synaptic” but you already have a DEB packages and you want to install it using terminal.
For example I Downloaded application called ” Skype ”
http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-intrepid_188.8.131.52-1_amd64.deb ” DEB package name on Red color “
” Download location : Home/Your Username/Downloads “
Go to Terminal
Your@Username-laptop:~/Downloads$ dpkg --install skype-ubuntu-intrepid_184.108.40.206-1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg-i "package name"
” make sure you write package name as you see it on directory list, or copy and paste it “
Something will show up that the process complete successfully
2. Uninstalling DEB Packages
Go to Terminal
Your@Username-laptop:~$ Sudo dpkg --remove "package name"
sudo dpkg-r "package name"
without quote ” “
password: Type your password
Something will show up that the process complete successfully and the package has been removed.
That’s it for now, and will cover Installing/uninstalling RPM packages on next How To’s …?