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Kalpik Nigam

Latest Pidgin/Rhythmbox repository for Ubuntu

December 18th 2007 in Deb, Latest, Linux, Messenger, Open Source, Pidgin, Repository, Rhythmbox, Ubuntu, Uncategorized

Here is a repository i use on my gutsy install which always contains the latest builds of Pidgin and Rhythmbox. So no more hunting for debs or compiling sources 😀

Steps to add the repository:

1. Open Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)

2. Type “gksu  gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

3. Go to the end of the file and add the following onto a new line:

## Latest Pidgin/Rhythmbox
deb http://www.telemail.fi/mlind/ubuntu gutsy main

4. Save the file and close Gedit.

5. Add the public key so that apt does not complain about any authentication errors (type into terminal):

wget http://www.telemail.fi/mlind/ubuntu/937215FF.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –

6. Update your system (type in terminal)

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

7. Voila! You should now have the latest Pidgin and Rhythmbox!


16 comments to...
“Latest Pidgin/Rhythmbox repository for Ubuntu”
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Manas

Thanks for the repo link… 😉


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kalpik

You are welcome Manas!


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Gaurish sharma

nice but its not official link, why the ubuntu guys are so slow:|, like our Govt Babus:D


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kalpik

Yeah.. Its not from Ubuntu. Ubuntu has a frequent release cycle (6 months) so they focus more on security updates rather than feature updates. That’s where these unofficial repos come in handy!


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Aman

Cool , always needed this. I had asked you also a few times ;P


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kalpik

My pleasure 🙂


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fishguy

Thx Lads.


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chemik4ever

Really helpfull, thx!


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kalpik

🙂


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eLuminx

do you have any repos for 64bit?


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kalpik

Im afraid not! 🙁


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Bram

Thanks for this! 🙂
You’re the top hit on google “Rhythmbox repository Ubuntu” by the way 😉


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kalpik

My pleasure 🙂 Credit for this repository goes to its owner 🙂


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Bart

Thanks a lot :). Really handy.


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Ben

No date on the article – this is old news now, can you update?


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strife

will you update it as soon as new version come out to release?

btw, it’s what I need… (is this repo contain some pidgin plugins?)




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