You are Here:
Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 is now available for download and testing



Installing a PPA from the terminal - need help

Author (Read 2326 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Installing a PPA from the terminal - need help
« on: February 23, 2016, 06:55:33 PM »
 

LinuxNoob

  • Forum Regular
  • ***
  • 108
    Posts
  • Country: ca
  • Reputation: 11
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 3.2 64bit

  • CPU: 6x AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor

  • MEMORY: 8Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780
I rarely add ppa's but every time I try it seems to not work. so





With this in front of you how would I apply that in the terminal. Maybe if I see how it's done it will help me in later attempts with other ppa's. Maybe it's not me maybe

Thanks
I'v been bashing Windows way before Microsoft.....
 


Re: Installing a PPA from the terminal - need help
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 07:20:28 PM »
 

Jerry

  • Linux Lite Creator
  • Administrator
  • Platinum Level Poster
  • *****
  • 7741
    Posts
  • Country: nz
  • Reputation: 732
  • Linux Lite Member
    • Linux Lite OS

  • Linux Lite: 5.0 64bit

  • CPU: Intel Xeon Dual CPU's E5645 2.4GHz 12 Cores

  • MEMORY: 16Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce GTX 1650

  • Kernel: 5.x
The Help Manual covers adding PPA's.
 

Re: Installing a PPA from the terminal - need help
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 08:06:52 PM »
 

torreydale

  • PayPal Supporter
  • Platinum Level Poster
  • *****
  • 1554
    Posts
  • Country: us
  • Reputation: 254
  • * Forum Moderator *

  • Linux Lite: 4.8 64bit

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-5300U (-HT-MCP-)

  • MEMORY: 8Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics

  • Kernel: 4.x
I wonder what it says if you click on that "Read about installing" link.  Nevertheless, it looks like you can install it by copying and pasting the following lines into a terminal one by one.

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:lzh9102/qwinff
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qwinff
Want to thank me?  Click my [Thank] link.
 

Re: Installing a PPA from the terminal - need help
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 08:38:23 PM »
 

LinuxNoob

  • Forum Regular
  • ***
  • 108
    Posts
  • Country: ca
  • Reputation: 11
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 3.2 64bit

  • CPU: 6x AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor

  • MEMORY: 8Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780
I was doing this
Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:http://ppa.launchpad.net/lzh9102/qwinff/ubuntu

I think by adding all the technical details in blue messes everyone up. I remember long ago there is a rule that programers have to follow and that is to bend backwards in creating systems to make it more user friendly/easier to understand atleast.

That page is very confusing for someone who just needs a dam example to follow. /rant

I will look at the help section closer Jerry, oh torrydale I see what I'm doing wrong now.

I try to figure stuff out before I post here. I remember trying while back for something else and gave up, I was determined to figure it out this time.

Thanks

update: Tried to install this and it would not let me. saying something about unmet dependencies. So I removed the PPA and QwinFF will not be installed
Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 09:12:24 PM by LinuxNoob
I'v been bashing Windows way before Microsoft.....
 

Re: Installing a PPA from the terminal - need help
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 01:22:38 AM »
 

WestX64

  • PayPal Supporter
  • New to Forums
  • *****
  • 13
    Posts
  • Country: us
  • Reputation: 2

  • Linux Lite: 2.8 64bit

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K

  • MEMORY: 16Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: EVGA GTX 770
I was doing this
Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:http://ppa.launchpad.net/lzh9102/qwinff/ubuntu

I think by adding all the technical details in blue messes everyone up. I remember long ago there is a rule that programers have to follow and that is to bend backwards in creating systems to make it more user friendly/easier to understand atleast.

That page is very confusing for someone who just needs a dam example to follow. /rant

I agree with you, when I first started using Linux I found adding PPAs to be rather confusing and I did exactly what you were doing above (even after clicking the "Read about installing" link).  I had to watch a YouTube video to figure it out properly and understand it.  I guess I needed a dam example to follow to get it right too.  Stuff like this can get rather confusing to former / long time Windows users who are used to just double clicking on a thing and that's it.  In any case, PPAs do have their advantages and after figuring them out and using them a few times I'm sure things will become much easier and clearer for you.

The instructions torreydale provided look exactly correct to me.
 


Tags:
 


Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 is now available for download and testing