Tools/pirut

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pirut

pirut (pronounced "pirate," for "Package Install, Remove, and Update Tool") provides a set of graphical tools for managing software.

The following steps show the basic usage of pirut:

Step 1

Select Applications > Add/Remove Software to open pirut.

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Step 2

Type the password for the root account.

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Step 3

The Package Manager window opens.

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Step 4

Select Search on the left side of the window to search for a specific package.

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Step 5

The following example illustrates a search for xchat.

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Step 6

Select Search on the right side of the dialog to begin searching. The search result appears after a short time. Select the first result and select Apply.

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Step 7

After pirut resolves any package dependencies, it asks for a confirmation to install packages. Select Continue.

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Step 8

After installation, pirut displays a dialog that indicates success.

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