AdeptHowto

Adept is Kubuntu's default package manager. It allows you to install, upgrade, and remove packages with a pretty GUI.

Kubuntu 8.10 (KDE4)

How to Start Adept

You can start Adept two ways:

1. Pressing Alt and F2 at the same time, and typing adept manager, then pressing your Enter key

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2. By clicking the K Menu, Clicking on Applications, going to the System menu item, and then selecting Package Manager

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Enter your normal user password, and click OK. You'll then be greeted with the Adept Main Screen

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How to add or remove a repository with Adept

See this help page for how to add and remove repositories

Adding or removing programs

It's usually good practice to start out by fetching updates.. To do this, click the Sources button, and then select fetch current package lists

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To install programs, simply search for what you're looking for by typing a phrase in the Search box at the top. Once you locate the program on the list that will appear on the right, simply click on the item's name in the list, and check the Install this Package box (Shown in the example). If you later change your mind, you may de-select by un-checking the box.

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After you're done selecting and de-selecting any programs you want, click the Changes button to preview what will be added or removed, and then Apply Changes to apply and install or remove your programs.

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Kubuntu 8.04 and Earlier

How to Start Adept

You can start Adept two ways:

1. Pressing Alt and F2 at the same time, and typing Adept, and clicking Run

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2. By clicking the K Menu, Highlighting System, and Selecting Adept

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Enter your normal user password, and click OK. You'll then be greeted with the Adept Main Screen

How to add or remove a repository with Adept

See this help page for how to add and remove repositories

Adding or removing programs

It's usually good practice to start out by fetching updates.

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To install programs, simply search for what you're looking for, by typing in the Quick Filter field. Once you locate the program on the list, 'click it', and select install package (Shown in the example). If you later change your mind, you may de-select by clicking Keep Package.

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After you're done removing and installing any programs you want, click Commit changes to apply and install your programs.

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Keeping your System Updated

Click the K Menu and highlight "System", then select Adept (as before). You are again prompted for your password, enter it, then click Fetch Updates. After fetching the updated information, you will see a button ""Full Upgrade"". Click it and your system will be upgraded. Done!

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AdeptHowto (last edited 2008-11-24 15:45:24 by claydoh)