Linux was not always such friendly. Now, for installing packages you can use packet managers such is Synaptic, which has graphic interface or you can use `rpm`. But still there is a numerous distros that use `apt`, but they are not foreseen for web browsing, thus they are inappropriate for anything else but `apt`. But, hot to search packages in `apt`?
Well, it`s much easier then you think. Regular way to install some package is to type following:
apt-get install name-of-package
But what when you don`t know file name? Instead apt-get you should use apt-cache followed with search:
apt-cache search gimp
OK, GIMP is GNU image manipulation program and I use it as an example. Now you will receive output like following (output is omitted):
cups-driver-gutenprint – transitional dummy package for gutenprint printer driver
gimp – The GNU Image Manipulation Program
gimp-data – Data files for GIMP
gimp-dbg – Debugging symbols for GIMP
gimp-help-common – Data files for the GIMP documentation
gimp-help-de – Documentation for the GIMP (German)
gimp-help-en – Documentation for the GIMP (English)
gimp-help-es – Documentation for the GIMP (Spanish)
gimp-help-fr – Documentation for the GIMP (French)
You will see the list of all packages connected with GIMP on anyway. Now you can use good, old, apt-get install to install package you need.
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