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  1. 7 Configure Additional Repositories
  2. 8 Install Additional Software

7 Configure Additional Repositories

Some 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.

First we open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

First off, we edit /etc/apt/sources.list...

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

... and disable the repository:

#deb gutsy avant-window-navigator
#deb-src gutsy avant-window-navigator

Further down in the same file, please enable the gutsy partner repository (because some packages such as Opera are available only in that 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 gutsy partner
deb-src gutsy partner

Then save the file.

To enable the Medibuntu repository, please do the following:

Import the repository:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

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

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

After you have done that, it is possible the the green software update icon appears again:

If so, start the Update Manager again and update your system:

In my case, I had some problems with updating Skype, so if you're seeing update errors regarding Skype, go to your terminal again and run:

sudo apt-get install skype skype-common

Afterwards, the system should be up-to-date again.


8 Install Additional Software

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

Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. gstreamer* means all packages that start with gstreamer):

  • amarok
  • amule
  • audacity
  • azureus
  • banshee*
  • bluefish
  • dvdrip
  • filezilla
  • msttcorefonts
  • gnucash
  • gstreamer*
  • gtkpod*++
  • j2re1.4
  • j2re1.4-mozilla-plugin
  • k3b
  • gnomebaker
  • kino
  • mplayer
  • mozilla-mplayer
  • quanta
  • kompozer
  • scribus
  • sun-java6* (except sun-java6-doc)
  • vlc*
  • xchat-gnome
  • xmms*
  • bittornado
  • bittornado-gui
  • googleearth
  • acroread*
  • mozilla-acroread
  • sound-juicer
  • helix-player
  • mozilla-helix-player
  • non-free-codecs
  • opera
  • xine-ui
  • xine-plugin

There are also lots of other applications available that you can install as well if you like.

You can use the search function to search for the desired packages:

To select a package, click on the checkbox left of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu:

If a package has dependencies, click on Mark to install them as well:

After you've selected all wanted packages, click on the Apply button:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again:

Afterwards all selected packages are being downloaded and installed:

Some packages require that you accept their licenses (for example j2re1.4):

After all packages have been installed, click on Close:

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