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Postby petersull on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:16 pm

I have LinuxMint 11 64 bit.

I want to download some software but I'm faced with the option to download deb, rpm or tar.

Which one do I need and how would I find this information. I looked all through control centre, system where I would expect to find such information, but nothing.
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Re: Software

Postby Freek on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:18 pm

For Linux Mint, download the .deb.
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Re: Software

Postby Orbmiser on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:32 pm

Is it unique software did you check in the Software Center?
but as mentioned .deb file.
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Re: Software

Postby cwwgateway on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:02 pm

petersull wrote:I have LinuxMint 11 64 bit.

I want to download some software but I'm faced with the option to download deb, rpm or tar.

Which one do I need and how would I find this information. I looked all through control centre, system where I would expect to find such information, but nothing.


Mint 11 and Ubuntu 11.04 aren't supported anymore. The repositories might still be open (I'm not sure), but either way you should probably upgrade (suggestions are in the EOL announcement)

Most of the time, it isn't recommended to install packages by downloading them from a website,and if you do, the website often tells you which version to download for which distro - like google's chrome download. Also, PPAs have lots of software not in the official repos, and they usually work better than downloading a package from a website.

Here is the Mint 11 End Of Life Announcement - http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2189
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Re: Software

Postby petersull on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:12 pm

Thanks for that information everyone.
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