The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.04 - Page 3

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6 Install Synaptic Package Manager And Configure Additional Repositories

I like to install the applications I need with Synaptic Package Manager instead of the installed Muon Manager, that's why I need to install that before I can go on with the other packages. Open a terminal (Applications > System > Terminal)...

...and enter the following:

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Some other packages like the Adobe Reader are not available in the standard Ubuntu repositories. The easiest way to make such packages available to your system is to add the Medibuntu repository.

Again, open a terminal and edit /etc/apt/sources.list...

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

..., enable the precise partner and Ubuntu Extras repositories (if they are not already enabled) and add the Mint repository:

[...]
## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import

Then save the file.

To enable the Medibuntu repository, please do the following:

Import the repository:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Import the gpg-keys and update your package-list:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring
sudo apt-get update

Then run

sudo update-apt-xapian-index

to make Synaptic display packages from third-party repositories.

 

7 Install Additional Software

To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (Applications > System > Synaptic Package Manager):

Type in your password:

In the Synaptic Package Manager, we can install additional software. You can use the Quick filter field to find packages:

To select a package for installation, click on the checkbox in front of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu that comes up:

If a package has a dependency that needs to be satisfied, a window will pop up. Accept the dependencies by clicking on Mark:

The following packages need to be installed if you want the applications of the above primary choice (* is a wildcard; e.g. vlc* means all packages that start with vlc):

  • flashplugin-installer (necessary only if you didn't check the Install this third-party software checkbox during installation)
  • audacity
  • shotwell
  • dvdrip
  • filezilla
  • ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  • gnucash
  • kino
  • eclipse
  • kompozer
  • scribus
  • vlc*
  • mozilla-plugin-vlc
  • acroread
  • non-free-codecs
  • ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • libdvdcss2
  • virtualbox-ose
  • skype (32 bit version only, leave it out for 64 bit)
  • banshee
  • icedtea-plugin
  • gdebi
  • gedit
  • pinta
  • deluge
  • dropbox
  • marble
  • libreoffice
  • winff
  • gedit
  • openjdk-6*
  • gwibber

These are the packages for all the other possible alternative applications (you don't need to install them if you are happy with the above selection):

  • chromium-browser
  • amarok
  • vuze
  • bluefish
  • gstreamer0.10*
  • gtkpod
  • mplayer
  • smplayer
  • xmms2*
  • sound-juicer
  • rhythmbox
  • xine-ui
  • xine-plugin
  • evolution
  • googleearth
  • totem
  • soundconverter
  • soundkonverter
  • kolourpaint4
  • mypaint
  • qbittorrent
  • xcfa
  • brasero
  • clementine
  • exaile
  • thunderbird
  • pidgin
  • kmymoney

After you've selected the desired packages, click on the Apply button.

Confirm your selection by again clicking on Apply:

The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient:

You might have to answer a few questions. Accept the licenses and proceed:

After all packages have been installed, click on Close:


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