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Offline Goofy

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add-apt-repository: command not found
« on: January 25, 2017, 04:04:15 pm »
Hello pavroo, hello blaze, hello to all,   ;D

I have discovered a new problem:
After a discussion in the Forum of the 'Widelands'-Game, the people there suggested me, that I should use the daily builds of Widelands.
(Widelands is a game from the GameOver-Edition of Sparky)
They proposed the command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:widelands-dev/widelands-daily

to get daily updates for the programm. And Sparky answered:

add-apt-repository: command not found

Then I found an info-source, which says, that I need to install 'python-software-properties', 'apt-file' and 'software-properties-common':
https://pricklytech.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/ubuntu-server-14-4-trusty-add-apt-repository-command-not-found/
I've done it, like in the link is described.

Then I found this in the Sparky-Forum:
https://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php/topic,3539.0.html
Pavroo says, that Re-branding Debian into Sparky made conflicts with the package. Perhaps he meant 'software-properties-common'?

First I want to know, if it was the wrong way to install the 'python-software-properties', 'apt-file' and 'software-properties-common' for Sparky? Should I remove these packages better?   ???

The second is:
Can I modify the sources.list manually with the lines:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu

like is it described here?

https://launchpad.net/~widelands-dev/+archive/ubuntu/widelands-daily

No, isnt it? Because it's for Ubuntu?

It's all very complicated. Maybe I should use the default updates, which is supported by Sparky automatically...
 ???

Goofy

Offline pavroo

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Re: add-apt-repository: command not found
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 08:42:25 pm »
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First I want to know, if it was the wrong way to install the 'python-software-properties', 'apt-file' and 'software-properties-common' for Sparky? Should I remove these packages better?
You can keep it, but synaptic doesn't open the repository changer option, so I suggest to remove it.

The additional repository should be saved in the :
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/etc/apt/sources.list.d
directory.
So create new file, for example:
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etc/apt/sources.list.d/widelands-daily.listand past the repo:
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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu yakkety main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu yakkety main
Instead of what you did before.
And don't forget to install the repository public key.

It should works, but no guarantee.
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Re: add-apt-repository: command not found
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 08:35:26 am »
Many much thank you, pavroo    :)

Pavroo, do I need the '#'-keys before the Lines? For example

#deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu yakkety main

...Because I've taken the way, to edit another source list, and there are all lines with the '#'-key at the first place?
(I have taken the sid.list for editing, like in your example from the other Sparky-Topic)

Pavroo, how can I install the repository public key? ...What is it...?   :-[
on this widelands-link they give
'Signing key:
    1024R/358E1F6F'
https://launchpad.net/~widelands-dev/+archive/ubuntu/widelands-daily
In the subject 'Technical details about this PPA'

Is that what I need to install?
 ???

goofy



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Re: add-apt-repository: command not found
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 01:08:51 pm »
No "#" as I posted already, the lines have to start with "deb".

Try to install public key in this way:
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sudo gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv key-ID
sudo gpg --export key-ID | apt-key add -

it means, it your case:
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sudo gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 358E1F6F
sudo gpg --export 358E1F6F | apt-key add -

Then:
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sudo apt-get updateto make sure it works fine.
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Re: add-apt-repository: command not found
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 02:54:53 pm »
Hello pavroo,
ok, I've done all:

1. creating a new update-list in
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/widelands-daily-update.list
contains the lines:
## Widelands Daily Build
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu yakkety main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu yakkety main

2. The commands:

sudo gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 358E1F6F
sudo gpg --export 358E1F6F | apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

were successful, I believe

3. After all I reboot the computer and made anew a global update (by using the APTus-tool)


But unfortunality if start widelands at the terminal the version is not the "daily"-version:

goofy@pc01goofy:~$ widelands
This is Widelands Version build-19 (Release)
Set home directory: /home/goofy/.widelands
Adding directory: /usr/share/games/widelands/data
selected language: (system language)
using locale de_DE.UTF-8
...

I haven't got any idea...  :-\


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Re: add-apt-repository: command not found
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 03:00:10 pm »
Simply check it:
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sudo apt-get update
apt-cache policy widelands
and show output of the second command.
Nothing is easy as it looks.
Danielle Steel

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Re: add-apt-repository: command not found
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 03:56:13 pm »
Hey pavroo,
I think you are the best!   :D

I think all is working fine. Look:

goofy@pc01goofy:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] Passwort für goofy:
Holen:1 http://security.debian.org testing/updates InRelease [68,2 kB]
OK:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu yakkety InRelease
OK:3 http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing InRelease                           
OK:4 http://www.deb-multimedia.org testing InRelease                           
OK:5 http://sparkylinux.org/repo testing InRelease                             
Es wurden 68,2 kB in 0 s geholt (92,1 kB/s).         
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig

The line 'OK:2...' is the new source

And the second command:

goofy@pc01goofy:~$ apt-cache policy widelands
widelands:
  Installiert:           1:19+repack-2
  Installationskandidat: 1:19+repack-2
  Versionstabelle:
 *** 1:19+repack-2 500
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:18-ppa0-bzr8262-201701251832~ubuntu16.10.1 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/widelands-dev/widelands-daily/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages

There is the daily-version called '1:19+repack-2' !   :o

But if I start widelands, the status-information is 'Version build-19 (Release)', which is apparently wrong...
Would you agree with me?

If yes, I will post it in the widelands-forum. And I will tell them the solution for Sparky.

A small question at least:
How I can get these nice text-blocks for the command codes, which you are using?

Hmmm... I'm happy   ;)
...time for a break...   8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZSe6N_BXs

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Re: add-apt-repository: command not found
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 06:26:21 pm »
How I can get these nice text-blocks for the command codes, which you are using?

Click on the #, in the "Post reply" editor, for "code".
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Re: add-apt-repository: command not found
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 09:15:15 am »
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Thank you, blaze

 :)