Posts Tagged 'Getdeb'

GetDeb and PlayDeb Sites Are Up Again

On Sunday (February 3) Christoph Korn posted the following to the GetDeb blog:

Sites GetDeb.net, PlayDeb.net and repository up again

Fortunately, we did have an up-to-date backup of the old server at the end. The last days I was busy to get everything set up. The sites are up again and you should be able to browse the packages (none should be lost) as well as to use the repository as usual. If you have problems be sure that “dig screenshots.getdeb.net” outputs “208.113.160.150”.
At the moment I am thinking of doing an online survey for Ubuntu 13.04. You can then vote which packages you like and do not want to miss on GetDeb/PlayDeb. This way unpopular packages can be left out of the repository for Ubuntu 13.04. Currently there are 130 source packages in GetDeb and 170 source packages in PlayDeb which is just too much.
For the most popular packages I am also planning to get them intergrated in the official Ubuntu repositories directly. Or even better to get them integrated in Debian and let Ubuntu just sync them.
So far, you should be able to use GetDeb and PlayDeb as usual. Let me think about the future…Also join the G+ sites: +GetDeb.net +PlayDeb.net

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I’d have a hard time being happier.  I don’t always use these repositories, but I definitely like having them around.  🙂

GetDeb and PlayDeb Have Been Discontinued

The following has been posted on Google + by the author of GetDeb and PlayDeb:

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After the server crash where also the GetDeb and PlayDeb database was lost and given the fact that GetDeb and PlayDeb now have too many packages to be handled as a one-man-project I decided to discontinue GetDeb and PlayDeb.

In the last years I have spent so many hours in the project that now it is just too much for me to maintain beside my usual job.

But this does not mean that all the work in GetDeb and PlayDeb is lost. The repository is still completely mirrored, e.g.: http://mirror.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/pub/mirrors/getdeb/ubuntu/pool/ (Google search: ‘quantal-getdeb-testing intitle:”Index of”‘ should give you a good list).
Also all the package script (i.e. the debian directory) for every package in the precise and quantal repository are available in my GitHub repositories:
https://github.com/ckorn/GetDeb
https://github.com/ckorn/PlayDeb
* For special upstream watchers there is this repository:https://github.com/ckorn/Upstream-watchers

The web interface of both GetDeb and PlayDeb is called apt-portal which is specialised for viewing the information in an apt repository:
https://code.launchpad.net/apt-portal

And finally there are the scripts and little helpers of the automated build process:
https://code.launchpad.net/debfactory

The entire repository of Debian packages can be downloaded with this script:
http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=JaVkvFFZ

It is currently 84GiB in size so please only download it if you really want all the packages. If you just want some simply use a mirror.

Let me also thank everybody of you for the trust you had in GetDeb and PlayDeb as an unofficial repository. I think GetDeb and PlayDeb were one of the greatest unofficial repositories for Ubuntu packages.
I think to spend some time to bring some of the packages in the official repository.

Thank you and bye!

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I am very sorry to see this day. I have regularly gone to GetDeb and PlayDeb for the latest in games and software.  At least the repositories for Precise and Quantal are still mirrored.  This will be a loss to the Ubuntu community.

I pray that someone will fork GetDeb and PlayDeb so they can continue.

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GetDeb and PlayDeb Repositories Available for Natty

The announcement has been made today (Tuesday, April 26) that the GetDeb and PlayDeb repositories for Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04) have been published.

The GetDeb policy is to support the latest and the LTS releases of Ubuntu. For now, this means packages will be published in the 11.04 and 10.04 repositories.

GetDeb is an unofficial project that provides the latest open source and freeware applications for the current and LTS Ubuntu releases, in an easy to install manner.

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Getdeb and Playdeb Repositories Now Available For Maverick

The Getdeb and Playdeb repositories, unofficial repositories of the very latest open source and freeware applications for the most recent Ubuntu releases, are now available for Maverick Meerkat.

The instructions for how to configure the Getdeb repository are here. The simplest way is to install the getdeb package. Otherwise, you can configure the repository manually:

Go to System-Administration-Software Sources, Third-Party Software tab, Add:
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb apps

Add the repository GPG key, open a terminal window and type:
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add –

Once you run sudo apt-get update, you can start using the Getdeb repository.

The Playdeb instructions are much the same. The easiest way is to install the playdeb package. Otherwise, to configure the repository manually:

Go to System-Administration-Software Sources, Third-Party Software tab, Add:
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb games

Add the repository GPG key, open a terminal window and type:
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add –

The same reminder holds – you will need to run sudo apt-get update before you can start using the Playdeb repository.

Not all of the software is in the repositories yet. It is quickly being added.

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Ubuntu Sources List Generator, Getdeb and Playdeb

It has been a while since I have blogged about the Ubuntu Sources List Generator. I use it to discover new repositories and to find out when repositories are updated for the next alpha or beta release. Now that Lucid has been released, there are many excellent repositories for it.

Recently, the Getdeb and Playdeb repositories were added. Getdeb has, along with up-to-date copies of Ubuntu software, other excellent programs such as webmin that are not (yet) in the Ubuntu repositories.

For those who claim that Linux has a shortage of games, Playdeb may be one of the best answers. It has a long list of games, some of which are more updated versions of the ones in the Ubuntu repository, but others are like FreeOrion, not part of the repository. I have been looking all over for FreeOrion – and here it is:

So far, the game appears to be very playable. And it’s only one of many in the Playdeb repository!

Getdeb

Getdeb is a web site where you can download the latest and greatest of packages, some of which are in an older form in the regular Ubuntu repository, some of which (like Ubuntu Tweak) have their own repository separately. I find it a very good place to look for new software that has not yet made it into the Ubuntu repository, or is proprietary (like Songbird) and will not be included. Think of it as a heap of goodies, all in one place!

On the home page, I find the Daily Top 10 (on the left hand side under the About link) to be a good place to start. As I am typing this, it contains links to Songbird and Second Life, just two examples of the great things to be found here.

Getdeb automatically recognises the version of Ubuntu you are using, and loads the software which has been built for your version. I find this exceptionally helpful when I am switching from one version to the next. I can tell immediately what is available for the new version. (The versions currently covered are Jaunty, Intrepid and the LTS version, Hardy. All these are covered for both 32 bit and 62 bit systems.)

The software is divided into categories to make searching easy. These are: Audio Tools, Games, Info Management, Productivity, Utilities, Development, Graphics & Design, Internet & Network, System Tools, and Video Tools.

Happy Mother’s Day – and I wish you a joyful software hunt.


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