Hi, good day to you
There are several ways to install software in Ubuntu, some are easy like the Software Center, and are a bit advanced like Synaptic Package Manager, and you can download a DEB file form the Internet and install it (not recommended)..
But what happens when you want to transfer a lot of software to another computer, or install them on your freshly installed Ubuntu?
You can download them one by one of course :/ but you don't want to do that, don't you?
That's why you are here ;)
My way is very simple and requires a little knowledge of your system.
- First copy the software you need from this directory on your computer:
- Copy the ones you need or all of them if you like
- Paste them in a folder in your system partition (Where Ubuntu is installed), like your home folder.
- Now open Synaptic Package Manager and enter your administrator password.
- When it loads up navigate to File > Add downloaded packages >
- Browse to the folder Archives you just copied form the old computer
- Wait for it to add the packages, and here you have them.
- It will install the changes automatically (Batch install your packages).
As easy as that :D
And the sweet part is: If you previously backed up your computer and restored it after adding the packages you will restore the settings as well :D
Here you have it :D I hope you find this useful :)
P.S: I tested it on Zorin OS 7, so it should work on Ubuntu 13.04 with no problem.
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Have a nice day <3
Labels: 13.04, batch install, DEB, Fresh install, Install software, Linux, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager, transfer packages, Ubuntu, Zorin OS 7