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Provided you know what you are doing, you might also get software by :

 * building the software from sources.
 * installing packages from unofficial repositories/websites.
 * getting binaries
 * deploying software with containers such as Docker
 * using Flatpak or other package managers such as Nix/Guix.
 * writing your own! ;)
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== Installing software form other sources ==

Provided you know what you are doing, you might also get software by :

 * Installing packages from [[DebianRepository/UseThirdParty|unofficial/third-party repositories]]
 * Downloading and running ready-to-use binaries
 * Building the software from sources.
 * Deploying software in containers such as [[Docker]]
 * Using other package managers such as [[FlatPak]], Nix/Guix...
 * writing your own! ;)

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Installing software

The recommended way to install new software on Debian, is to use Package Management tools to install packages from the official repositories. These repositories should contain most of the software you will want to install, allowing you not to rely on external sources.

Finding Software

There are several ways to learn what software included in Debian can cover your specific needs.

  • Debtags web search provides means to search software according to their various facets (see Help page).

  • packages.debian.org, Debian packages themselves contain 'recommends, 'suggests' and 'extends' meta-information fields which may be starting points when looking for more features or software alternatives. Debian packages website also lists «Similar packages».

  • package managers are sorting software according to categories. Some package managers such as gnome-software show featured applications and may provide different ways to sort packages.

  • WNPP - list of package srequested for packaging and/or looking for maintainers

  • other sources of ideas include this wiki, in particular through the Software portal, and other web pages, like blog posts from Planet Debian

  • Debian Weekly Newsletter mentions some interesting packages newly added to Debian repositories

  • snapshot.debian.org - the snapshot archive allows access to all past and current packages in the Debian archive based on dates and version numbers.

You can see full list of packages coming with Debian Stable here

Installing software form other sources

Provided you know what you are doing, you might also get software by :

  • Installing packages from unofficial/third-party repositories

  • Downloading and running ready-to-use binaries
  • Building the software from sources.
  • Deploying software in containers such as Docker

  • Using other package managers such as FlatPak, Nix/Guix...

  • writing your own! ;)

See also

Other software lists

Wiki pages

List of pages related to software in Debian:

  1. Amarok
  2. Ampache
  3. Apache
  4. AppArmor
  5. AptCLI
  6. AptCacherNg
  7. AptConfiguration
  8. AptProtocol
  9. Aptitude
  10. Ardour
  11. AutoConf
  12. AutoMake
  13. AutomaticPackagingTools
  14. BackupAndRecovery
  15. Bash
  16. Bind9
  17. BitTorrent
  18. BrowserApps
  19. BurnCd
  20. CDDVDTools
  21. CategoryDesktopApplication
  22. CheckInstall
  23. Chineseinputmethod
  24. Chromium
  25. Clementine
  26. Cloud/SystemsComparison
  27. CoinOr
  28. Compiz
  29. Compression
  30. Console
  31. ConvertCVStosvn
  32. Cordova
  33. Cupt
  34. D
  35. DDNS
  36. DHCP_Server
  37. DatabaseServers
  38. DebianAlternatives
  39. DebianDesktop
  40. DebianEdu/HowTo/BackupPC
  41. DebianInstaller
  42. DebianKVMGuests
  43. DebianNPDatabases
  44. DebianPackageManagement
  45. DebianSpamAssassin
  46. DebianTcl
  47. DefaultWebBrowser
  48. DiskImage
  49. DisplayManager
  50. Distcc
  51. Docker
  52. Dovecot
  53. Duplicity
  54. DvdRwTools
  55. EduKstars
  56. EduSoundtracker
  57. EduXtide
  58. Edutainment
  59. Emulator
  60. EtchApache2DefineSSL
  61. Evolution
  62. Exim
  63. Exim4ATTUverse
  64. Exim4Gmail
  65. EximSendThroughSSH
  66. FAI
  67. FTP
  68. FakeRoot
  69. Falkon
  70. FileManager
  71. Firefox
  72. FlatPak
  73. FluxBox
  74. FreedomBox
  75. GIMP
  76. GNOME-DB
  77. GTK
  78. Game
  79. Gnome
  80. Groupware
  81. HostingControlPanels
  82. HowtoRecordVNC
  83. I18n/Fcitx5
  84. I18n/LanguagePacks
  85. Icedove
  86. ImapProxy
  87. InstantMessaging
  88. IrcClients
  89. JACK
  90. Java/OmegaT
  91. KDE
  92. KVM
  93. Kodi
  94. Konqueror
  95. LDAP
  96. LDAP/AutoFSSetup
  97. LDAP/ExampleEntries
  98. LDAP/Kerberos
  99. LDAP/LDAPUtils
  100. LDAP/MigrationTools
  101. LDAP/OpenLDAPSetup
  102. LDAP/PAM
  103. LDAP/PowerDNSSetup
  104. LDAP/phpldapadmin
  105. LTSP/Epoptes
  106. LXC
  107. LaMp
  108. LetsEncrypt
  109. Lguest
  110. LightDM
  111. Lighttpd
  112. Lustre
  113. Lynx
  114. MATE
  115. MDA
  116. MPlayer
  117. MUA
  118. MailApps
  119. Make
  120. Mame
  121. ManipulatingISOs
  122. Manual-Howto
  123. Mariadb
  124. Mozilla
  125. Multimedia
  126. MultimediaCodecs
  127. MultimediaFetchingTools
  128. Mupen64Plus
  129. MySql
  130. NFS
  131. NFSServerSetup
  132. NFSTroubleshooting
  133. NTP
  134. Nautilus
  135. NetworkApplication
  136. NetworkManager
  137. NetworkMonitoring
  138. NewsAggregator
  139. OSM/tileserver
  140. OSS
  141. OfficeApplication
  142. OpenPGP
  143. OpenStack
  144. OpenVz
  145. Openbox
  146. Opera
  147. PDF
  148. PackageManagement
  149. PackageManagementTools
  150. Pan
  151. Parted
  152. Peer2Peer
  153. PentiumBuilder
  154. Picard
  155. PipeWire
  156. PkgNagios
  157. Po4a
  158. Podman
  159. PostfixAndSASL
  160. PostgreSql
  161. ProgrammingApplication
  162. Prosody
  163. PulseAudio
  164. Python
  165. QEMU
  166. Rdesktop
  167. RemoteDesktop
  168. RemoteFiles
  169. Rhythmbox
  170. Ripping
  171. Rust
  172. SSH
  173. SVNAdministrationTutorial
  174. SVNTutorial
  175. Samba
  176. Samba/BuildingALinuxDomain
  177. Samba/ClientSetup
  178. Samba/DcWithLdapBackend
  179. Samba/Dirvish
  180. Samba/DomainController
  181. Samba/FreeRadiusToLdap
  182. Samba/LinuxDomainClients
  183. Samba/ServerSimple
  184. Samba/WindowsPginaClient
  185. Sandbox
  186. Schroot
  187. Screensaver
  188. Seahorse
  189. Seamonkey
  190. SecuringNFS
  191. SecurityApplication
  192. Shell
  193. ShellConfiguration
  194. ShellToolTricks
  195. Software
  196. Subtitle
  197. Subversion
  198. Sympa
  199. Synaptic
  200. SystemBuildTools
  201. SystemVirtualization
  202. TFTP
  203. TerminalEmulator
  204. TextEditor
  205. ThomasChung/CloudImage
  206. ThomasChung/WebConsole
  207. Thunderbird
  208. TorBrowser
  209. Transmission
  210. Unison
  211. UseNet
  212. UsenetApps
  213. UserModeLinux
  214. VDR
  215. VLC
  216. VMBuilder
  217. VMware
  218. VNCviewer
  219. VersionControlSystem
  220. VirtualBox
  221. WNPP
  222. WebBrowsers
  223. WebServers
  224. WhyTheName
  225. WindowManager
  226. WindowsEquivalent
  227. WindowsServerHyperV
  228. Wine
  229. WordPress
  230. XCP
  231. Xen
  232. Xfce
  233. ZNC_IRC_bouncer
  234. Zope
  235. bn/ProgrammingApplication
  236. bn/Software
  237. cdrecord
  238. coreutils
  239. dansguardian
  240. de/PDF
  241. dnsmasq
  242. dpkg
  243. dselect
  244. ekiga
  245. euca2ools
  246. fr/GIMP
  247. freedict
  248. git
  249. gmdb2
  250. gmusicbrowser
  251. gnome-chinese-input
  252. hu/FreedomBox
  253. irssi
  254. it/GIMP
  255. it/HowToReconfigureCryptSetup
  256. it/Picard
  257. libvirt
  258. libvirt/xen
  259. light-locker
  260. minidlna
  261. mpd
  262. ms/ProgrammingApplication
  263. ms/Software
  264. msmtp
  265. netconf
  266. nginx/FastCGI
  267. nspawn
  268. nullmailer
  269. opendkim
  270. po
  271. reportbug
  272. sSMTP
  273. screen
  274. ungoogled-chromium
  275. vim
  276. w3m
  277. zh_CN/Chromium
  278. zh_CN/Game
  279. zh_CN/I18n/Fcitx5
  280. zh_CN/KDE
  281. zh_CN/Multimedia
  282. zh_CN/NetworkApplication
  283. zh_CN/OfficeApplication
  284. zh_CN/Opera
  285. zh_CN/PipeWire
  286. zh_CN/ProgrammingApplication
  287. zh_CN/Software
  288. zh_CN/TextEditor


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