Sunday, February 12, 2012

How to add Medibuntu repository in Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot | Via Terminal


Medibuntu is a packaging project dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Ubuntu for various reasons, related to geographical variations in legislation regarding intellectual property, security and other issues:
  • patentability of software, algorithms, formats and other abstract creation
  • legal restrictions on freedom of speech or communication
  • restrictions on the use of certain types of technical solution, such as cryptography
  • legal restrictions on imports of software technology, requiring for example specific permissions
  • etc.
In this tutorial will show you how to add medibuntu repository to Ubuntu 9.10+ and above including the releaseUbuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

1- Install Medibuntu using  command Line (Ubuntu 9.10 and above):

  • Open terminal and enter the folowing command :
sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
Medibuntu’s repository is deactivated by upgrading to a newer Ubuntu release, so you should run this command again after the release upgrade.
  • Now you may also wish to add the following packages. The first (APP-INSTALL-DATA-MEDIBUNTU) will cause many apps from the Medibuntu repository to appear in Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu 9.10+) or Add/Remove Applications (versions prior to 9.10). The second will allow users to generate crash reports against Medibuntu packages and submit them to the Medibuntu bugtracker.
 sudo apt-get install app-install-data-medibuntu apport-hooks-medibuntu