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iggy pop
January 12th, 2010, 08:10 AM
Is it possible to add additional repositories like 'medibunu' for instance? If so, would someone point me towards a tutorial which covers this subject please.

mocoloco
January 12th, 2010, 08:18 AM
Guide here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu). I highly recommend adding this repository, and installing non-free-codecs (apt:non-free-codecs).

konqueror7
January 12th, 2010, 08:22 AM
you may want to read here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu) for more info relating repositories...:o

iggy pop
January 12th, 2010, 08:46 AM
I added the medibuntu repository but i still didn't find what i wanted .........Opera 10.10.

Although when i added the non-free-codecs any problems i had been having with Songbird and missing codecs simply vanished. Thanks guys!

HappyFeet
January 12th, 2010, 08:50 AM
Download Opera Here (http://www.opera.com/download/). Just click to install it.

iggy pop
January 12th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Clicked the link and it appeared to have downloaded but could locate it even after doing a search of the file system? Suppose i'll have to try and work out how to unpack and install a .tar.gz file by the look of it

konqueror7
January 12th, 2010, 09:25 AM
by default ubuntu downloads it in your /home/<yourusername>/Downloads...

ThePinkWitch
January 12th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Clicked the link and it appeared to have downloaded but could locate it even after doing a search of the file system? Suppose i'll have to try and work out how to unpack and install a .tar.gz file by the look of it

well good luck! I've been trying to find out how to do that for days :)

jamesbannon
January 12th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Clicked the link and it appeared to have downloaded but could locate it even after doing a search of the file system? Suppose i'll have to try and work out how to unpack and install a .tar.gz file by the look of it

If it uses the GNU build system, it should be easy enough provided you have the appropriate developer tools installed (automake, autoconf, libtool & intltool along with the appropriate compiler support). That will require a little investigation, but all the tools are available via apt form the standard repositories from what I've seen so far.

A (very) rough guide is as follows:


Download the appropriate tarball (by default it will download to $HOME/Downloads if you're using firefox).
Create a build directory (I usually have one called Packages).
Move / Copy the tarball into the directory.
Extract the files with the command
tar -xvzf <name of the tarball file>.. This will extract the files to the build directory.
Read the files called INSTALL and README (every GNU build should have these).
Issue the command
./configure --help and read the flags help. There will be a set of standard flags for setting the location. Usually just /usr will do, or you might want to use /opt to keep the app out of the way of the Ubuntu stuff.
Issue the command
./configure --prefix=<install location>
Once configure has run, type the command
make.
If you are happy that the build succeeded and have tested the stuff locally, then you can install it by issuing the command
sudo make install.

As I say, this is very, very rough. It would be preferable to make a debian package and install it from a local repository, but I don't know how to do that (yet).

Hope this helps.

mocoloco
January 12th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Wait, why did you download the .tar.gz file? Just download the "Default package" version of opera, which is a .deb. Then double-click it to install.

mkvnmtr
January 12th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Sounds like you might wish to go to the Getdeb page. Follow their instructions and then get Ubuntu Tweek. Getdeb and Ubuntu Tweek will give you some options that yoou might like and they are very easy to use.

Soul-Sing
January 12th, 2010, 08:36 PM
opera comes with a .deb package from its downloadmirrors/site: double click..., or open with gdebi.

studmf
January 12th, 2010, 08:41 PM
First simply edit your Source.list using http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/ (http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/) to create a list of wanted repositories

Also get
Ailurus and/or Ubuntu-Tweak
These programs make it a cinch to add additional repositories

jamesbannon
January 16th, 2010, 01:11 AM
Thanks for all the links, guys. Appropriately bookmarked and installed.