How can I install Avro in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release? I have tried with this method but not working (previously worked in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS).

Edit: This question is not a duplicated version of this one. Seems like installing Avro in 18.04 LTS needs some additional steps.

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    Have you tried with the latest Avro release on GitHub? What do you mean by "not working"? – xiota May 13 '18 at 23:50
  • The top answer of the linked question recommends nearly the same steps as the accepted answer to this one. – David Foerster May 27 '18 at 21:44
  • Avro was working perfectly on 16.04 LTS. I could write in Bangla on any window on internet. Upgraded to 18.04 LTS and successfully installed ' avro_2.1-3_all.deb'. Bangla not showing. Tried all recipes mentioned here with no avail. Now I installed a new hdd. Installed 18.04.2 LTS. Did everything like before. Set 'Complex text layout' to 'Bengali (Bangladesh)' in Libre Office. Still no Bangla writing on. Please help me. – bluepearlsky Apr 26 '19 at 18:32
  • askubuntu.com/questions/1136041/… here is the link that will work for complete installation of avro. – Fahim Shakil Jun 21 '19 at 14:47

I am using Avro in 18.04 LTS and it's working.

Here is the steps you need to follow.

  1. Go to Language Support. Click install/remove languages.

    Language support dialog

  2. Select Bangla from the list and click apply. After installing Bangla language support you should start installing Avro.

    Installed Languages dialog

  3. The resulting window should look like this:

    Language Support dialog with Bangla

  4. Download and install avro from here on GitHub. I use 2.0 version

    sudo dpkg -i avro_2.0-1_all.deb
  5. You will see some missing packages. To install those, run the following command:

    sudo apt-get install -f
  6. Restart ibus

    ibus restart
  7. Now go to Settings > Region and language > Add an input source > Bangla > Bengali (Avro Phonetic)

    Add an input source dialog

  8. Enjoy typing Bangla in Avro keyboard.

  • Installed successfully. Not working on 18,04 LTS. I had no problem on 16.04 LTS. Please help. – bluepearlsky May 18 '18 at 19:22
  • @bluepearlsky What exactly is your problem? Avro is not showing up in the list or everything is fine but Bangla is not appearing while typing? – hmhsl May 19 '18 at 7:46
  • First I tried the above tutorial.Got this display. ashoke@ashoke-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg -i avro_2.0-1_all.deb [sudo] password for ashoke: dpkg: error: dpkg status database is locked by another process ashoke@ashoke-desktop:~$ Then installed 'Avro 2.1-3' from Ubuntu Software. Avro Installed enter image description here Default Avro preferences. enter image description here Bangla script not showing. enter image description here Therefore,the problem. Bangla is not appearing while typing. :-) – bluepearlsky May 22 '18 at 18:05
  • Though, I am not an expert but during installation, I have used latest Debian package from GitHub. This method worked for me without any additional step. – sabquat May 23 '18 at 20:11
  • Avro not installaed. ibb.co/gA91tJ – alhelal Jun 2 '18 at 6:38

You may have run into a bug, which now has been fixed.

Avro Phonetic has recently been made available to Ubuntu users via an official package, which includes that bugfix.

To install it:

sudo apt install ibus-avro

After that add input source by following steps:

  • Log out and log in again
  • Settings > Region and language > Add an input source > Bangla (or Other) > Bangla (Avro Phonetic)

I've installed successfully and found the settings for input source at the top bar.

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