Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#14564 new defect

docs bug: Pidgin PPA installation instructions are incomplete for Ubuntu 11.04.* (Ubuntu Natty)

Reported by: molchuvka Owned by: rlaager
Milestone: Component: webpage
Version: 2.9.0 Keywords:


Pidgin 2.9.0 (libpurple 2.9.0). Ubuntu Natty (AKA Ubuntu 11.04.*).

Regarding "the ppa install" part of :

/* I use ubuntu natty with ui "classic ubuntu". */

The ppa installation instructions should specify the following:

In Ubuntu Natty (Ubuntu 11.04.*), GDebi is not installed by default.

To install it, run a terminal (click Applications, point to Standard /*or is it Accessories???*/, click Terminal), and type:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

Then press Enter. When the installation completes, press Ctrl D to close the terminal.

The ppa installation instructions should include something like that, at appropriate place:

Select Open with: and GDebi Package Installer. (If GDebi Package Installer is not present in the list of applications to Open with, select Other... and specify gdebi-gtk at the input box). Click OK.


It seems that GDebi Package Installer was absent from Open with... application list immediately after "sudo apt-get install gdebi" completion, but I'm not quite sure --- needs to be investigated.

I somehow ran gdebi from the Open with: Other... input box, it did nothing and shown nothing. After that, it seems that the GDebi Package Installer entry appeared in the Open with: list.

I didn't actually try to specify gdebi-gtk at that box. Needs to be checked if specifying gdebi-gtk works as expected.

$ gdebi --version


Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by rekkanoryo

  • Component changed from unclassified to webpage
  • Owner changed from rekkanoryo to rlaager

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by rekkanoryo

  • Milestone 2.10.1 deleted
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