So you’ve made the move to Ubuntu, but being a greedy bastid/biznitch you want more. A great starting point is to add some more repositories for popular applications.
Important note: All of the listed ‘code’ and repositories below are for Intrepid Ibex 8.10. If you’re not running Intrepid Ibex, you’ll need to choose different repos and update the URL’s being used in /etc/apt/sources.list
(Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc).
For completely current info on adding repositories, since this post will eventually get outdated you can visit https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu#Adding%20the%20Repositories
Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native
programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop.
Excellent Office app. While it’s included with Ubuntu, this will be the latest version in case they miss a deadline
There’s a lot more, obviously.
Add these to
sudo nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list
#Open Office PPA
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
# Medibuntu PPA
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ intrepid free non-free
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ubuntu intrepid main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/ubuntu intrepid main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/ubuntu intrepid main
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ubuntu intrepid main
#Miro HD Player
deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt intrepid main
In order to avoid annoying errors like
GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY C5E6A5ED249AD24C, do the following. You should be able to just copy and paste these.
Disclaimer : Only import keys you trust. I trust these, but you get to make your own decision!
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C5E6A5ED249AD24C;
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 2EBC26B60C5A2783;
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 60D11217247D1CFF;
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 5A9BF3BB4E5E17B5;
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 4874D3686E80C6B7;
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 71346C8340130828;
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 28A8205077558DD0;
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 13551B881504888C;
Then it’s just a matter of updating, upgrading, and installing the new apps! As Google Chrome is seriously alpha release, I’ve left it out of the install below.
If you want to participate in testing and troubleshooting the Google Chromium browser, you can install it with
sudo apt-get update;
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-browser-dbg chromium-testsuite chromium-testsuite-dbg ia32-libs-chromium-browser
sudo apt-get update;
sudo apt-get upgrade;
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre medibuntu-keyring app-install-data-medibuntu wine banshee vlc apt-cacher-ng gnome-do mytharchive-data mythcontrols mythflix myth$
If you see a similar error but with a different key, it’s the key at the end of the error you want to import. Just copy and paste that key (assuming you trust it!) and do
The key is the bolded bit :
sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 13551B881504888C
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com KEY_THAT_IS_GIVING_YOU_ERRORS
Ganked and updated from http://blog.ibeentoubuntu.com/2009/03/extra-repositories-for-ubuntu-810-you.html
I haven’t included everything from Daengbo, so if you’re looking for even more go check out his blog and see the comments as well. The above are just the ones I was personally keen on.
I primarily wanted to provide another easy to find source, and post it in such a way to help people get around the key problems often encountered when adding thirty party repositories. There’s more than a few ‘bugs’ opened about it