Sunday, 29 November 2009

GetDeb V2 Beta

For the past three years, has been the home to newest updates of many of the popular applications available for Ubuntu. In the past, the only real way to obtain any of the software is to go onto their site, download, and install. There was a way to download using apt-get by adding the following line to your sources list:
deb getdeb/

If you were luckily enough not to get the classic 404 error message, the downloads were often on the slow side.

GetDeb V2 Beta now offers a fully functional repository that gives users access to the pre-compiled deb packages as soon as they are available on the site. They are very often placed on GetDeb's managed servers before they are placed within their own official repositories!

Gaining access to their repository is made very easy by downloading and installing their GetDeb Package[Right Click, Save As]. Once downloaded, double click to install. If you prefer to do things via the command line, then run the following command:
wget && dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

If you prefer to add their repository manually, then you will need to add the following line at the bottom of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
deb karmic-getdeb apps

Then to add the GPG key:
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

1 comment:

  1. I never find the software I need it in there.

    Not only Ubuntu blog: