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#1 2015-08-13 08:32:34

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Registered: 2015-08-13
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I don't understand how to install software

I want to install atom text editor and have downloaded it but I don't understand how apt-get works. I've typed sudo apt-get install atom-amd64 but it say it can't find it. Helpl?

Thanks in advance

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#2 2015-08-13 08:48:24

#! Red Menace
Registered: 2012-06-15
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Re: I don't understand how to install software


sudo dpkg -i atom*.deb && sudo apt-get -f install

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2015-08-13 08:57:13)


#3 2015-08-13 13:28:23

#! gimpbanger
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Re: I don't understand how to install software

There is a lot of information on the web about how to use apt-get. Be aware though, that the instructions on the Atom Editor for Debian page suggest that you upgrade libc6 if you are running wheezy (you have posted in the Crunchbang thread, so I guess you aren't using jessie sources).

Upgrading libc6 is almost certain to lead to a broken system!

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#4 2015-08-13 16:34:36

Registered: 2012-05-22
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Re: I don't understand how to install software

instead of installing atom editor, which is not in debian's packages, you might want to install one that is.
just open synaptic packet manager and have a look at the available text editors & IDEs.


#5 2015-08-18 07:03:27

#! Die Hard
From: not where I belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: I don't understand how to install software

@leNoah:  I'm assuming you downloaded a .deb file.  Another way to install .deb files is to use gdebi from the command line:

sudo gdebi pkgname.deb

gdebi is a bit easier to use and a bit more noob-friendly if you run into dependency issues.  If you don't have gdebi, (you should if you're running BunsenLabs), you can install it with:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gdebi
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install gdebi

Re:  ohnonot's suggestion...bluefish, geany, and medit are nice GUI text editors.  You already have geany if you're running CrunchBang or BunsenLabs since it's the default GUI text editor.

Last edited by KrunchTime (2015-08-18 07:06:06)

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