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March 7, 2007

How to Easy Install Commonly Used Restricted Packages in Ubuntu Feisty

Filed under: Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:28 pm

Ubuntu Feisty will be out in April, and one of the pains of Ubuntu is the absence of some essential (propriety) packages.

The solution in Feisty:
There is a metapackage available in the multiverse repository of Feisty to make life easy: ubuntu-restricted-extras.
Make sure to have the multiverse and universe repositories set up.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Installs for you:

  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
  • msttcorefonts
  • sun-java5-jre
  • flashplugin-nonfree
  • sun-java5-plugin

This means: Firefox will have Java an Flash support, gstreamer will have mp3 support, and a set of Microsoft fonts will be installed.

Good news and life is getting easier with Ubuntu. 🙂



1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the tip here. That will make things a bit easier and my ‘fresh install package list’ a little smaller! 🙂 Things truly are getting easier!

    Comment by Christer Edwards — March 8, 2007 @ 2:00 am

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