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when Installing a package in Linux, does this need to be first downloaded for intsance from internet.??
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sudo apt-get install midori

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No? package manager download needed package and dependent packages automatically.
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No, package manager download needed package and dependent packages automatically.
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do you mean, it downloads them from internet without the user opening the browser and going to the website?
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package manager is intended to be a man not to bother with such issues
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So I need to install package manger first. Is this something to manually download from internet?
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which Linux is installed?
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You don't need to go to the website and download anything.  The linux package manager takes care of everything.

If you want to install software on linux, you only have to use the command you gave (or use the graphical interface given in some distros).  You type that command, wait, then use the software.  It really is that easy.

This is one of the places where linux is very much better than Windows.
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Hello

Installing a package in Linux is really easy you just need to run command

Example : in Ubuntu you just type

sudo apt-get install midori

and then Ubuntu will check repository settings Example

 Software sorce
in this pic server set to download all requested update from Internet Ubuntu main server , you able to change this based on your need , you also able to create your own repository for local update or you can use CD rom also for installation
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have a look to the link below for more information regarding repository
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
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but note to use local storage you need full image of OS example for Ubuntu !

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/alternative-download

you can not use slandered CD image to Install other Package because its not included in CD image
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I meant prior to running the command, there is no requirement to download the package to the repository.???
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no
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Thanks Guys!
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