There are multiple ways of installing software on Debian based systems like Ubuntu and Mint. Tools like apt, apt-get, aptitude and/or synaptic are usually used to install single applications into the desktop editions of those OSes. Alternatively, Tasksel is a command line app for installing a “group” of related packages onto a server. Tasksel is not installed by default on the desktop editions of the ‘nix’ versions that contain the above-mentioned package managers but, it is installed on later versions of Debian and Ubuntu server editions.
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