Howto: Access GetDeb.net packages through Apt-get/SynapticAugust 5, 2007 at 7:02 pm | Posted in tips and tricks, xubuntu | 27 Comments
Ok, so it’s not really Xubuntu-related, but it is something that I think will be helpful to a lot of people. If you’re a GetDeb.net user, you can use this tip to sync your GetDeb packages with the update manager and Synaptic.
As of July 26, 2008, this repository is unusable. You can still add it correctly to your /etc/apt/sources.list, but any updates from their repository will fail to download. You will have to continue using the main getdeb.net website until further notice. Sorry for the inconvience.
WARNING: This repo seems to update to the latest Ubuntu version at random times. Currently it is supported for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. If you use any other version, you will have package conflicts. This repo also does not have an authentication key. You’ve been warned.
1) Open up a terminal (Xfce Menu > Terminal) and run the following:
gksudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list
2) Put in the following on a new line at the end of the file:
deb http://ubuntu.org.ua/ getdeb/
Save the file and exit.
3) Now run the following in the terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
If all works well, you should get updates for the programs you downloaded through GetDeb.net, and be able to install GetDeb.net programs through the Synaptic package manager.
From my experience, the site has occasional downtime. If running
sudo apt-get update gives you 404 Errors relating to http://ubuntu.org.ua/, don’t panic. Simply be patient and try rerunning
sudo apt-get update later in the day.