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Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to install RabbitVCS on my system. Does RabbitVCS work on the new Ubuntu? Has someone already tried it out?

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I personally haven't tried it, but there is a version for trusty (14.04) in the PPA, so I guess it should work.

You can always try if it's working (this will install RabbitVCS for CLI (terminal), gedit and Nautilus 3, if you're using another file manager see the full list of packages here):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-nautilus3

As @GermanK notes in a comment, you must to restart nautilus for the change to take effect.

And if it doesn't you can remove it:

sudo apt-get remove rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-nautilus3
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This does not help. I try to translate the full error message: "The package rabbitvcs is not available, but is referenced of a other package. This could mean, that the package is missing, that it was replaced or is only avialable from another source." – user280604 May 11 '14 at 21:44
Try sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-nautilus3. All installable packages are listed here (click on the arrow to show the packages). – Louis Matthijssen May 11 '14 at 21:49
Thx! It seems to work. I will test i later on this day. – user280604 May 11 '14 at 22:00
Great! You can mark my answer as accepted if it's working. – Louis Matthijssen May 11 '14 at 22:16
I had to restart nautilus to see it working: nautilus -q. Also I did chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.config/rabbitvcs taken from…, although I don't know if that was required or not. – GermanK Sep 20 '14 at 15:56

After following the installation steps to install RabbitVCS from the PPA:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus3

# Optional
$ sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-gedit
$ sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-cli

I had to do the following, as RabbitVCS menu entries were not showing up in the Nautilus:

$ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.config/rabbitvcs


After running the above command, the menu entries are visible.

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