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I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.3 Server Edition and I need to get the indicator applets for LXpanel. I've tried looking through, but the package for lxpanel indicators is only for Maverick and above, and I don't want to get caught in dependency hell. Is there any way I can easily install indicators for lxpanel in Lucid?

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There is a PPA for LXDE on Lucid created by the same developers as Lubuntu. As for all PPAs - use with care and have a good backup before usage.

Examining the lxpanel package in this PPA - the lxpanel-indicator-plugin is available.

You can add the PPA by adding it to /etc/apt/sources.list - you will need to install the GPG key separately.

Alternatively (and more easy to do), install the package python-software-properties and then use add-apt-repository i.e.

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lxde/ppa
sudo apt-get upgrade
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