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I have a question for you. I found this software Eldy and it says it works on Linux. However, I am unsure how to install it on Ubuntu. This page (from the Eldy folks) appears to say how to install it, but I'm confused. It requires you to download a DEB file, but it explains some terminal commands needed. Also, here it says a newer version is available. How exactly should I install Eldy and where should I download it from?

I really appreciate all your help. Have a good day!

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The text should read… and you can copy and paste it (or just click the link above to view). I couldn't have more than 2 links in my post. Thank you! – Anonymous May 25 '13 at 17:00
get errors. What do I do? E: package 'sun-java6-jre' has no installation candidate E: unable to locate package eldy. – user256383 Mar 9 '14 at 11:36

To install Eldy, make sure that Java6 jre is installed, if not, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre

Once done, deb binary/ to your source list editing “/etc/apt/sources.list” and adding at the bottom. To edit:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Save the file, and close it. Then you need to run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install eldy

Once finished enjoy eldy running:

sudo java -jar /usr/local/eldy/eldy.jar

Source:Eldy linux

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To install Eldy in Ubuntu, first you need to have Java 6 JRE installed. Just press next link an follow the instructions to install the package: openjdk-6-jre . More informations about installing Java 6 JRE can be found here: The old method (sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre) reported on is not supported anymore.

Now, you will ustall Eldy using the command line. Open a terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T and type in next commands followed by Enter:

  • sudo -H gedit /etc/apt/sources.list - this will open the file /etc/apt/sources.list with gedit in which you must add this line at the end: deb binary/. Save the file and close it.
  • sudo apt-get update - this will update Ubuntu with new sources.
  • sudo apt-get install eldy - this will install Eldy in your Ubuntu.
  • java -jar /usr/local/eldy/eldy.jar - this will run Eldy (use this command every time when you want to run Eldy).


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