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I googled and found many posts that says to add a repository to install ppstream.

But I haven't get a success. So how do I install ppstream on Ubuntu 10.10?

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There are two ways to add ppstream to your system either by installing the deb file which you can download from there site

Or you can add this ppa ppa:cnav/ppa

there are many ways to add a ppa source to Ubuntu which are listed here

Once this has been added and your sources have been updated you can search and install ppstream from Ubuntu Software Center.

you can update your software sources by using this command sudo apt-get update in the terminal or by pressing alt+f2 and filling the command in the box provided.


To install using apt-get install first open a terminal by either searching for it with the dash or if you are using the classic interface it is located in the accessories menu.

When you have opened terminal use this command

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ppstream

If you see any errors please add them to your question or a comment so we can help further.

Hope this helps

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I have add the ppa:cnav/ppa,but in Ubuntu Software Center->Get Software I can't find PPA for XXX. Or how do I use apt-get to install? Thank you~ – sam Aug 26 '11 at 2:36
I have added installation instructions to my answer. – Allan Aug 26 '11 at 9:02
@Allan - ppstream does not exist in that PPA for maverick :( – fossfreedom Aug 26 '11 at 9:49
I suggested downloading the deb as the first suggestion. The deb is supposed to work for everything over 8.04 – Allan Aug 26 '11 at 11:24
I tried to install from deb,and it says wrong hardware architecture to me 'i386'.(I translate it from chinese character).I remember my ubuntu is 64 bits. – sam Aug 26 '11 at 13:57

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