gOS Install Apps
Desktop Training - gOS

Program Installation

Since gOS has it's roots in Ubuntu you will be able to install most Ubuntu applications. You will need root rights to be able install any programs. Select Applications from the Menu and then choose System Tools and Add/Remove.


When the application opens it will do a check for available and installed applications and you will see a list of categories that you may select and then the available applications will be listed in the window. Place a check mark by the applications you want to install and then choose Apply and the program will first check for dependencies and then download and install the chosen applications.

You will see a progress bar indicating the rate of install. And when it is done it will ask if you would like to install additional software. You will see all of the installed software listed on the Menu.

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Synaptic Package Manager

With Synaptic Package Manager, you can access the gOS/Ubuntu software repositories to download and install free software. Synaptic is one of the best package managers you'll find. It has a nice, clean graphical interface, and it conveniently groups the available packages by category. There's also a search function, so that you can find what you're looking for even if you don't know the full name of the package.


Installing a package is as easy as opening Synaptic, double-clicking on the program you want to install, clicking on the "Apply" button, and then waiting for Synaptic to finish the job.

You can also use Synaptic to remove an unwanted program. Just double-click on the installed program, choose the option to remove the package, and then click on "Apply".


If you need to install bug-fix or security updates, just open Synaptic, click on the "Reload" button, click on the "Mark all upgrades" button, and then click on the "Apply" button.


Of course, you will have to be connected to the Internet for any of this to work.


Begin by opening Synaptic from the System menu.


You'll be asked to enter your root password before the Package Manager will open.



Install Applications from the Command Line

You may also choose to install from the command line using apt-get. Again, you must have root privileges to install.


Step #1: Edit /etc/apt/sources.list

The first thing you must do comment out the cdrom so you are not trying to load applications from the CD and uncomment, remove the # in front of other options so you can connect to the repos you want. This text file contains various repos that you may retrieve files from to install on the computer The uncommented lines represent these repos that you can use. There is a brief description of each in each paragraph. Once you have uncommented the lines you want to use save the file.


deb http://packages.googlepc.com/gos/ painful main

#deb-src http://packages.googlepc.com/gos/ painful main


#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Alpha i386 (20070823.5)]/ gutsy main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to

# newer versions of the distribution.


# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted


## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the

## distribution.

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted


## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to

## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in

## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security

## team.

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe


## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to

## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in

## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu

## security team.

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse

#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse


## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'

## repository.

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as

## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes

## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.

## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review

## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse


## 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 gutsy partner

# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner


# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse


Step #2: Update apt-get
In order for your system to recognize the available updates and applications it must connect with the repos so you must run a command to make that connection:

sudo apt-get update


Step #3: Install Applications
As root install the applications you would like with this format:

sudo ap-get install application

So an example to install the program dia, use this command:


sudo apt-get install dia

That is it.


 


 

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