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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.  🙂
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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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Ubuntu Sources List Generator Now Available for Precise

Ubuntu Sources List Generator is a quick and easy way to change your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Another use is to find which repositories are available in your version of Ubuntu and follow the directions to add them to Software Sources. This list of available repositories can be used with Lucid, Maverick, Natty, Oneiric and Precise.

Here is where we begin:

I have selected my country and Ubuntu version (Precise, even though it is not yet recommended). Then there are sections for the Ubuntu repositories and updates. After this come the third party repositories – such as the Google Linux, Mozilla Daily Build Team, Opera or Webmin repositories.

It is good when the Ubuntu Sources List Generator is available for the new Alpha release. You can upgrade to the new version, while knowing that Google Chrome, Opera or other creature comforts are available.

More repositories will appear on this page as they are readied for Precise.

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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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Ubuntu Sources List Generator Now Handles Natty

The Ubuntu Sources List Generator now handles Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04) as well as Hardy, Karmic, Lucid and Maverick. The way to use the sources.list generator is to select your country (Americans, please note – United States is in the U section (of course)). Then you select your version, for instance Natty. Then you check the Ubuntu repositories you require, and lastly, you select third party repositories.

There are a good many repositories already available for Natty. Among them are the Medibuntu, Ubuntu Tweak and Google repositories. Of course, more will be added.

Please note that for third party repositories, the result text lists how to store the gpg key for each repository.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5 Has Been Released

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5 has been officially released.  I reported on it in its testing phase; now it is in the official repository.  It now supports Maverick (Ubuntu 10.10).

If you have not already installed the official version on your computer, here are the commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.5 now includes Purge PPA. Now, you can remove those PPA packages that make your system unstable or that you decide you don’t want, by a few clicks.

Up until now, the Source Center has had one defect. It could be hard to revert to the previous version of a package if you didn’t like the one in the PPA. You might not get all the packages properly downgraded to the one in the official repository. Ubuntu Tweak’s new Purge PPA takes care of this problem.

The new section “Purge PPAs” is integrated into the “Package Cleaner”. It lists all of the PPAs you have enabled. You can purge one or more PPAs by selecting and pressing “Cleanup”.

More details are available at TualatriX’s blog.

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The Ubuntu Sources List Generator Is Now Available for Maverick

The Ubuntu Sources List Generator is now updated to include Maverick Meerkat Alpha 1. The available third party repositories so far include AWN (Avant Window Navigator), Chromium, Conky, Esmska, the Google repositories (both regular and testing), Mozilla Daily Build Team, muCommander, Opera, Oracle 10g DB, Pidging, SABnzd, Webmin, X Updates, and Yuuguu. There will of course be more repositories listed as they become available for Maverick.

The starting page for the Ubuntu Sources List Generator asks first for your country and for the Ubuntu version you are using:

Once you make your choices about what you want to include – both regular Ubuntu repositories and third party, you come to a second page:

Toward the bottom of that page come the third party repositories. Here, I just selected a few:

Once Ailurus (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ailurus/ppa) and Ubuntu Tweak (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa) become available for Maverick, it will be easier to add third party repositories, as they take care of the GPG keys. For now, the Ubuntu Sources List Generator gives clear instructions along with a line that can be cut and pasted into your terminal.

Note: I am still using Lucid at this time. Maverick Meerkat Alpha 1 hosed my computer. I believe this happened because I am using an Nvidia graphics card.

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