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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Feature request:

    (Not sure what you think about this, how much time you have for this, or how much work it would require)\

    Even though I spent quite a bit of time putting together GUI instructions for adding the repository and signing key, what if UbuntuZilla had a .deb you could double-click, and the .deb would see if you already had the repository in /etc/apt/sources.list, add it if necessary, and add the signing key for the repository?
    hrm, well, that would certainly be a possibility... if i get around to it, i'll see about whipping it up in the next couple of weeks.

    that said, copy-pasting 4 commands to enable the repository is just not that hard, so i'm not sure if a 'custom solution' is worth it...

    if anything, probably implementing this spec:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/repoadder
    would be a much more productive use of time, since it would be useable by everyone.

    hmm, in fact, i just think i'll try working on that in my spare time.

    EDIT: it seems that another spec, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ThirdPartyApt is further along the lines of implementation already.
    Last edited by nanotube; January 22nd, 2010 at 09:51 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    I've never heard of repoadder or ThirdPartyApt. They both look promising.

    Yeah, I realize four commands is pretty easy, but to a new user scared of the terminal (as I was five years ago), even that can be (albeit irrationally) intimidating.

    The simpler the better, if it's not too much trouble to implement, of course.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    I've never heard of repoadder or ThirdPartyApt. They both look promising.

    Yeah, I realize four commands is pretty easy, but to a new user scared of the terminal (as I was five years ago), even that can be (albeit irrationally) intimidating.

    The simpler the better, if it's not too much trouble to implement, of course.
    well, i'll give you a ping when i have something for you to try in this department.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    I'd be glad to test it.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    I'd be glad to test it.
    cool!

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    Just a suggestion, where your instructions say:

    If you wish, verify that the repository has been added, by looking at /etc/apt/sources.list in your favorite text editor.
    I think this would be safer:

    If you wish, verify that the repository has been added, by running the command "cat /etc/apt/sources.list".
    What do you think?

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    hm, not a bad idea, though i think i'll go with 'tail' instead of 'cat'.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    Would anyone care to test that adding the ubuntuzilla repository using add-apt-repository works well for you on Lucid and later? And confirm that it includes the automatic import of the gpg key?

    Specifically, this command:
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    sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main'
    Thank you!

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    Quote Originally Posted by nanotube View Post
    Would anyone care to test that adding the ubuntuzilla repository using add-apt-repository works well for you on Lucid and later? And confirm that it includes the automatic import of the gpg key?

    Specifically, this command:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main'
    Thank you!
    nanotube, dumb question admittedly, but what's the point? New releases of Ubuntu switched to the new Firefox timeline and are shipping "latest and greatest".

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla testing: please help if you can :)

    Quote Originally Posted by michael37 View Post
    nanotube, dumb question admittedly, but what's the point? New releases of Ubuntu switched to the new Firefox timeline and are shipping "latest and greatest".
    good question. the answer is:
    on oneiric, which is the latest release of ubuntu,
    seamonkey is still 2.4.1 (latest is 2.6.1)
    firefox was just updated to 9.0.1 today (about a week after it was released) (admittedly, ubuntuzilla only updated a day earlier, because i was busy with other stuff and wanted to add 64bit support before i pushed out this release, but normally i try to do next-day release).
    thunderbird is still 8.0 (latest is 9.0.1)

    on ubuntu lucid lts, all of these are even older.

    hope that clarifies things.

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