Installing, Updating and Removing Software

This page covers how to install and remove software in Trisquel GNU/Linux.

Contents

  • Installing and Removing Applications
  • Installing and Removing Packages (Graphical)
  • Installing and Removing Packages (Terminal)

Installing and Removing Applications

  • Launch "Add/Remove Applications" from the main menu.

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  • Here you may browse all installed and available applications. Select applications you wish to install.

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  • Deselect applications you wish to remove.

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  • When you are finished, select "Apply Changes."

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  • Review the list of applications that will be installed and removed. If you are satisfied, select "Apply," and enter your password.

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  • Double click a newly installed application to launch it.

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  • Newly installed applications will appear in the main menu.

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Installing and Removing Packages (Graphical)

Other software, such as drivers, libraries, and desktop environments, can be installed or removed with Synaptic Package Manager.

  • Launch "Synaptic Package Manager" from the main menu, and enter your password. Here you may browse all installed and available applications.

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  • Right click and "Mark for installation" packages you wish to install.

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  • The installation or removal of some packages may affect other packages. In this case, select "Mark" to confirm.

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  • Right click and "Mark for removal" packages you wish to remove.

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  • When you are finished, select "Apply."

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  • Review the list of packages that will be installed and removed. If you are satisfied, select "Apply."

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  • When you are finished installing and removing packages, close Synaptic.

Installing and Removing Packages (Terminal)

Software may also be installed and removed from a terminal.

  • Launch a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T.
  • Install a package with the following command. Replace "package-name" with the name of the package you would like to install.

sudo apt install package-name
  • Remove a package with the following command. Replace "package-name" with the name of the package you would like to remove.

sudo apt remove package-name

Revisions

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