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Installing Software in Klikit

Page history last edited by Ben 12 years, 6 months ago

 

Installing Software in Klikit

 

Klikit-Linux comes with the most popular and most requested software packages already installed.

Even so, everyone's needs are different, and you will almost certainly wish to install additional

software to meet those needs.  Fortunately, Klikit-Linux offers a selection of more than 20,000 packages,

in the repositories, and also offers several simple, one-click methods to install them.  This article will

cover the process for installing software using Synaptic Package Manager.  I use Picasa, from Google,

in this example, and Picasa is unfortunately, no longer available in the Klikit repositories, but the

installation steps are the same for virtually any package in the repositories. Start by opening Synaptic

Package Manager:  Launch > Daily Used > Add or Remove programs.  When the Synaptic window opens,

it will take a minute to update its package lists.  Once it is ready, click the Search button on the toolbar. 

The Find requester will open.  Type in the name of the software package you want in the Search field, and click

Search.

 

Note:  Picasa can be installed in Klikit directly from Google, by downloading the .DEB file, and installing

it by the alternate installation procedure outlined in this Wiki article: 

 

http://klikit.pbwiki.com/How+to+install+DEB+files

 

 

You will see your program name listed in the right panel.  Click on the checkbox to the left of the listing,

and select Mark For Installation.

 

 

Click the Apply button in the toolbar at the top of the Synaptic window.

 

 

Wait while Synaptic installs your program for you, and when it is finished, you will in most cases,

find your new software listed under the appropriate heading in the Launch menu.

 

 

If you would like to place an icon on your desktop, just right click on your new program in the menu list,

and select Add Item To Desktop.  And you're done!  Nothing to it!  The procedure is identical for installing

any other software packages which are available in the repositories.   Note:  Not all programs create a menu

entry and icon automatically.  If you cannot find a menu listing for a newly installed package, you will have to

create the listing manually, as described in the following Wiki article:

 

http://klikit.pbwiki.com/Using+Menu+Editor+to+add+or+remove+Launch+Menu+items

 

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