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:
Select Applications > Add/Remove Software to open pirut.
Type the password for the
The Package Manager window opens.
Select Search on the left side of the window to search for a specific package.
The following example illustrates a search for xchat.
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.
After pirut resolves any package dependencies, it asks for a confirmation to install packages. Select Continue.
After installation, pirut displays a dialog that indicates success.