I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in Ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and follow without really understanding how it works.The different ways I have done installation
sudo apt-get install
- Download .deb and use dpkg
- Install from Ubuntu software center
- Synpatic package
- Add link to sources.list
- Using PPA
Why are there so many ways to install a software?. what is the difference? How does these different ways of installing it works? Any help or links would be appreciated.