You can download and install binaries via dselect (shown in Figure 11-3), a console-based frontend to dpkg . To use dselect , you must have superuser (or administrator) privileges, so you'll need to run sudo dselect in the Terminal. Once dselect has started, you can use the the options shown to maintain, install, and uninstall packages.
Figure 11-3. The dselect program's main menu
Table 11-2. Some apt-get and dpkg commands