Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A couple of years of experience have taught me there are many ways to install software into Linux. Most of those methods are as easy as fishing for piranhas with a horse for bait – it’s quick and painless (for the fisherman, absolute nightmare for the horse) and a few of them are as enjoyable as listening to your tone deaf sister do karaoke without a background track – it goes on for ever and ever and ever and causes your ears to close shop and move to another body. A couple of days ago I was stuck down with a couple of those convoluted and very painful installation methods….
Here is a guide to properly installing and uninstalling software into a Linux system. I use Linux Mint, a flavor of Ubuntu which is based on Debian so the commands and methods I will demonstrate here will be based around Debian.