Ubuntu, a Linux OS which is built in Debian package structure offers Launchpad library which contains almost every Ubuntu Packages. When it comes to installing Ubuntu package or an app/software via PPA, we can install it by using 3 commands which are as follows:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<ppa Name>
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install
Now, everybody uses these commands for package installation. But now we are going to tell you how you can install any package without adding PPA.
How to install package in Ubuntu without using PPA
Before installing a package, make sure have Gdebi package installer installed on your computer. So, lets take an example we have to install PCSX2 package. For that follow you have to follow the below steps:
Navigate to the Launchpad.net and search your desired package. In our case, we are going to install PCSX2. Replace PCSX2 with your package name For Eg- VLC, Thunderbird, Firefox etc.
As you can see in the below screenshot there are plenty of PCSX2 search results. Click on the official one (as it offers latest stable release).
Step-2: Go to View package details
Now the next step is to go to the package as it will show every package of supported Ubuntu distributions. (see below screenshot).
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Step-3: Filter the package results (As per your Ubuntu series)
Now filter your results according to your Ubuntu version Eg- Bionic beaver, Trusty etc. For that go to drop-down menu and select your Ubuntu or Linux series and click on filter. This will show you all packages of particular Ubuntu series. So, in the below screenshot we have selected bionic beaver.
Step-4: Select and Install Package
After filtering the package according to your Ubuntu series, the next step is to install ubuntu package. Click on the package file and it will show you whole list of Debian and config package file associated with it.
Just download every .deb package file (use i386 if you have 32bit otherwise use amd64 for 64 bit distros) and install ubuntu package via Gdebi. If you don’t know how to install a package via gedbi installer, then please follow this link.