Repositories

Repositories

Postby Andrew » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:21 pm

Hello People,

I was wondering who's in charge of the repositories, and if there's any way of updating them to reflect the newest version of xiphos bible program from source forge.....thanks

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Re: Repositories

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:45 pm

Hi Andrew, Most repositories are Ubuntu - if you have a 3rd Party app that is not maintained in the repos - it will come back as a 'Failed to get' when you run the update command in a terminal:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


If the project on sourceforge has a list of Files, try and find a '.deb' file - if they are .tar files - extract and recompress using the archive manager to .tar.gz.

Next download 'alien' via a terminal:

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sudo apt-get install alien


After install, run system update in terminal then stay in terminal and navigate to where you created the .tar.gz archive you created by using the 'cd' (change directory) e.g., if in Downloads:

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cd Downloads


then

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sudo alien [name of file].tar.gz


this will create a .deb file.

Next go to your Downloads folder in Nautilus (=Explorer) and righ-click and open with 'gdebi'

If not installed, from the bash line (Terminal window):

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sudo apt-get install gdebi


Hope this helps! :D
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