E17 in Ubuntu

Wooo! E17 now have a repo for Ubuntu Jaunty. For some reason, neither the Easy_17 script worked for me, neither did the OzOs repo.

But this, this worked first time!


Go to System –> Software Sources and add the following repo under the Third Party Software tab.

deb http://packages.enlightenment.org/ubuntu jaunty main extras

Now click this clink and download the key :


Open up terminal where ever you downloaded the key and the key :

sudo apt-key add repo.key

Follow up with a :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install e17

And you away!

XFCE 4.6 PPA Repo for Ubuntu’s ^^

Fist of all big thanks to Jeromeg and Linky!.

Its a repo for Ubuntu and its repos for XFCE 4.6. Yays!

Here are the lines you should add to your sources.list. For Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10):

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jerome-guelfucci/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

For Ubuntu Hardy (8.04):

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jerome-guelfucci/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

You can also add the OpenPGP key of the PPA by following those instructions.

Huge happy puppy slobers to Jeromeg! Make sure you say thanks on his blog for giving us this repo ^^

Once again Linky!

Second Life Repo

Someone has built a Debian / Ubuntu repo for Second Life! I could not get the Playdeb repo to work for me on 64bit Intrepid. I think it worked at some point with 32bit Hardy. Anywhos!

Open terminal and enter the following line. In XFCE replace gedit with mousepad

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Now add these line to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

#CapitanTerrax Repo
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/capitanterrex/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/capitanterrex/ubuntu intrepid main

Back to terminal and enter the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install omvviewer
sudo apt-get upgrade

You should now have an up to date Second Life viewer. Enjoy!

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Ubuntu Repo for flock

So as you probaly know theres plenty of extra repos to add to Ubuntu. Id like to add the repo for flock for my web browsing. Heres how you do it generaly in Ubuntu. We will assume normaly Gedit is installed on your machine. Ill be using mousepad.


sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Now for intrepid, scroll down to the bottom, and add this to the list.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/ubuntu intrepid main

Close Gedit / Mousepad, whatever your using then type the folling into terminal.

sudo apt-get update

That should do it. I just thought id share this with you before i do it.

To see the lauchpad for this repo, look here: https://launchpad.net/~fta/+archive

Googles Linux Repository

For those that havent seen it, Google have their own repository for their apps for linux. They have a repo for Ubuntu, Mandriva, Suse and Debian. Follow the following link to the googles page of linux repos.


The repo allows for the easy instalation of Google Desktop and Picasa photo organizer. Nifty eh? ^^

Hope someone find this usefull!

Viewizards Ubuntu Game Repo

I came across another repository for apt today. It has 2 games in, Astromenace and Menomix. Both have crisp graphics and decent game play.

As the root user, add this line to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

## Viewizard Games repository
deb http://viewizard.com/linux debian/

To install the repository GPG key, issue the following commands:

wget http://www.viewizard.com/linux/viewizard-gpg.asc
sudo apt-key add viewizard-gpg.asc

Then run sudo aptitude update to sync to the latest repository.
AstroMenace game installation:
sudo aptitude install astromenace to install the latest English version.
sudo aptitude install astromenace-de to install the latest German version.
sudo aptitude install astromenace-ru to install the latest Russian version.

Memonix game installation:
sudo aptitude install memonix to install the latest English version.

Huzaah you have some more games on your Linux system! ^^

Heres a link to their website:


Wine Repository

I only recently found this out, but wine has a repository for the most recent (unstable) versions of Wine. A nice easy way to keep your Wine up to date with the most recent patches and fixes. Just bear in mind that ‘(unstable)’ bit though aye. If you add this repo and something goes wrong, its only yourself to blame as youve added something thats unstable yourself.

Ok so here we go, the Ubuntu way. Open terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) then enter the following:

wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

This adds the key to your trusted list of sources. Then enter the following:

sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

This adds the the repository to your list of sources. Finaly type:

sudo apt-get update

This updates your list of sources. To install Wine simply enter:

Sudo apt-get install wine

Alternativley, find it in add remove or synaptic. But you now have the most recent Wine in your repos. Handy that isnt it ^^

To see ways of installing Wine in Ubuntu and many other distros (from Suse to Mandriva) look here – Linky

Well, as always i hope someone finds this helpfull. Take care!

Extra Repositories for Ubuntu

For those that havent seen them yet, theres a couple of extra repositories you can add to Ubuntus software sources list. This lets you get alternative files from synaptic / apt-get. The main ones i have enabled are Medibuntu and Playdeb. There are others out there though.

Extra repositories can be added by opening the System menu on your desktop, selecting Administration, then Software Sources. Click on the Third Party tab. Click add and enter the repositorie address in the space provided.

For example, to add Skypes repositorie copy and paste this line into the address line: deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free. It will ask you to reload your sources list when you close the software sources box. Heres a couple of repositories you might be intrested in.


An Ubuntu repo including Google Earth and Skype. Theres a list on the wiki, linked to above.

A games repositorie, its currently in Beta, but works fine for me at the moment. I advise against using this untill its officialy released unless you are happy using something that may cause problems on your PC.

Ubuntu Tweak
The link above tells you how to add Ubuntu Tweak to your source list.

This page is for adding the Enlightentment desktop to your Ubuntu repositories.

Theres a nice guide to adding extra Repos on ubuntus website HERE
with images to make it easier ^^ .

To find more repos, click the repositories catagory to the right of this post.

I hope someone finds one of these usefull. Take care!