Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Installing PPA from lauchpad on Ubuntu 9.10

Most updated packages are PPA(Personal Package Archive) on Launchpad which makes our lives easier for installing it (we don't have to compile from source). THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO PROVIDE.

For example, I googled SMPlayer on launchpad and choose the first choice that came up on the search.

Then see the highlighted words... ppa:rvm/smplayer

Then open the Terminal (Applications → Accessories → Terminal) and type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

This is the general command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:"repository-name"
In other packages, copy the highlighted package name and paste over "repository-name"

As usual, it will ask your password, key in the password and wait until it has finished acquiring the gpg key.(Usually it will return to yourname@yourcomputername (Example: bleuwinter@bleubox)

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smplayer

Follow the instructions, if it ask you if you would like to continue to download 11.9MB (for example), key in Y and press enter.

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