Monday, February 13, 2012

Install from PPA (Deadbeef player example)

Some of the good stuff is unavailable in Ubuntu Software Manager,  Synaptic Package Manager, or as deb file to download and install, and have to be installed "from PPA". I got all the information from here.
What it says is the following:
("Important: The contents of Personal Package Archives are not checked or monitored. You install software from them at your own risk.")

Enter in Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name

This means that in the case of Deadbeef player you should enter in Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexey-smirnov/deadbeef 

To tell your system to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the PPA you just added:

sudo apt-get update
 Now you're ready to start installing software from the PPA!
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This means that for installing Deadbeef player you must add in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install deadbeef 

(replace with the name of your desired application)






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