How To Install Software From Source on Ubuntu

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In this article, we are going to cover the available options for installing software on Ubuntu. By the end of this article, you’ll be equipped with an arsenal of tools for installing the exact software you want on your Ubuntu server! We will be installing three different software packages from source, deb, and flatpack.

Typically, the Ubuntu OS ships with an excellent package management system called APT. Apt-get, or the more recent apt command, are the interfaces users would typically utilize to search for, download, and install packages.

What happens when you need to install something on your Ubuntu server, but the software package isn’t available for installing via apt?

What if you need to build a software package from source to access the newest features from the latest version of that package?

How do I locate the dependencies for the software I need?

We will answer those questions below!

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