Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How To Add The getdeb Repository in Ubuntu Karmic Koala

getdeb has for a long time been a place from where debian users can get the .deb files of the latest softwares before it has been added to the official repository (which usually takes quite some time). Uptil a short while ago, to use softwares from getdeb, users had to go to the site and download the .deb file and install it manually. However, to felicitate the users in getting the latest softwares, getdeb has launched its very own repository. In this post we will show you how to add The getdeb repository in your repository list.
  • In terminal, enter the command given below to edit the repository source file. (If you are in Ubuntu, you should replace “kate” in the command given with “gedit”.)
sudo apt-get kate /etc/apt/sources.list
  • In the sources.list file add the following line and save it.
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu karmic-getdeb apps
  • Add the GPG key for the repository by entering the command given below in the terminal.
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
  • Update the software list with the command below in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update
Now, you will be able to install all the softwares from getdeb just like any other software from the other repositories.
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