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How To Install Tasksel on Ubuntu 20.04

In this guide, we will install Tasksel in Ubuntu 20.04

Tasksel package provides a simple interface for users who want to configure their system to perform a specific task. This program is used during the installation process, but users can also use tasksel at any time.

Tasksel is a Debian/Ubuntu tool that installs multiple related packages as a co-ordinated “task” onto your system.

This function is similar to that of meta-packages, and, in fact, most of the tasks available from tasksel are also available as meta-packages from the Ubuntu package managers (such as Synaptic Package Manager or KPackageKit).

Say for a LAMP stack, you can install a LAMP stack on one go as Tasksel groups packages together.


  • Update your system packages as follows:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
  • Tasksel is available on the base repository Ubuntu, so install Tasksel on Ubuntu with the following command
sudo apt install tasksel
  • Open shell to install software applications you want by running the command below:
sudo tasksel

That command will open interface of software selection to choose what you want to install by selecting a predefined collections of the below software as shown below in the screenshot:

  • To install one or more software, use the Up and Down to move the red highlighter, then press the Space bar to select the software, and use the Tab key to move them to OK.
  • List of all predefined software packages you just installed with using the tasksel command with option–list-task as follows:
sudo tasksel --list-task


That’s it,

 You have successfully installed Tasksel. 

In this guide, we illustrated how to install tasksel in Ubuntu 20.04.

Thank you


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