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How to post links that install software via apt?

I had a friend try stackexchange and he was disappointed that a bunch of the easier commands (like recommending installing applications) was still too complicated for someone like his father.

There is a service called apt.ubuntu.com that prompts the user to install something from the software center, for example:

You should install Banshee.

The link I used here is https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/banshee/ This works for anything in the archive!

If you're using Firefox and/or Chromium/Chrome this launches the Ubuntu Software Center.

I think it's probably a good idea to get on an agreed-to convention earlier before it's too late to go back and update everything when we grow.

merged by jrg May 22 '12 at 14:39

This question was merged with How to post links that integrate with the Software Center? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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