With Tasksel, you can use a simple interface to configure your system for any task. This program is used during installation, but users also have access at any time through the Ubuntu package managers like Sudo or APT-GET. You might think that there are few differences between tasks available in this menu versus meta-packages since they both provide similar capabilities. However, some tasks will only work if installed with specific desktop environments (such as GNOME), while others depend on software installations outside of Canonical’s control.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Tasksel on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the command line terminal and bring up the task manager.
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First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any conflicts during the installation.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
By default, TaskSel is available in Ubuntu 22.04 default repository making the installation quick and straightforward. In your terminal, use the following command.
sudo apt install tasksel -y
How to Launch TaskSel in Terminal
To launch TaskSel, in your terminal, use the following command.
As above, a graphical selection is available; use the Up and Down key to move the red highlighter. Then, once you have a preference, press the Space bar to put an * next to the item you selected to be installed.
Once done, press the TAB key and select OK.
Use the following command for users who would prefer a complete printout without the graphical terminal selection.
sudo tasksel --list-task
Comments and Conclusion
In the tutorial, you have learned how to install TaskSel on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish.
Overall, you might think that there are few differences between tasks available in this menu versus meta-packages since they both provide similar capabilities. However, some tasks with Tasksel offer more flexibility than meta-packages.