Installing software in ubuntu

Created by Bhavani Shankar on on 2008-02-21
Keywords:
applications software installing deb rpm exe
Last updated by:
Nick Ellery on on 2008-06-10

See the official documentation page on installing and removing applications
https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/add-applications/C/index.html

DEB packages - just double click and it will open gdebi installer installing all the dependencies too.. (or use terminal based dpkg).
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

Source code - compiling
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware

Not deb packages - For exe you will need wine
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine

For rpm (red hat package manager) to install these type of files in ubuntu you need to use alien

Ref this link for a nice description:

http://www.debianadmin.com/install-rpm-files-in-debian-and-ubuntu.html