Ubuntu – How to find packages to install via apt-get


After doing a man apt-get and cursory Google search it's not clear how I find new programs to install (from the internet) using apt-get (which is amazingly powerful and simple coming from another Linux distro).

I'm using Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS (an inherited system used for some random work), so no GUI.

Anyone have quick advice here?

Best Answer

I always use packages.ubuntu.com

Also you can use apt-cache search for command-line searching. Or you can use the GUI package manager (Ubuntu Software Center / Synaptic) for searching software.

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