I install recently git annex in ubuntu 12.10 using APT. However, the package seems to be built without the assistant support.

Is there a PPA or another way of installing it ? I'd rather avoid installing it from the tarball because I would like to install it in beginners computers (that I don't want to manage manually).

Does raring ringtail include the assistant support ?

  • There's a PPA here, however it's just for Precise. – karel Apr 29 '13 at 16:43

Does raring ringtail include the assistant support ?

Yes, Ubuntu 13.04's git-annex Install git-annex package comes with the "assistant".

See the changelog for the package, mentioning the assistant quite a few times. The changelog for 12.10 on the same package does not list those.

For working with older Ubuntu releases you'll need to find a Git backport PPA.


I found that you can use the installer if you install a newer ppa.

Precise PPA


A newer version of git-annex, including the assistant and WebApp. (Maintained by François Marier)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fmarier/git-annex
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git-annex

see http://git-annex.branchable.com/install/Ubuntu/

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    Does it work with 12.10 or 13.04 ? – paradigmatic Jun 6 '13 at 20:09
  • I get the error Failed to fetch 404. when I copy paste those into terminal. – Whitecat Jun 15 '13 at 2:32
  • Note, that the Precise PPA works on 13.04 as well - see wolfgangziegler.net/install-git-annex-ubuntu-13-04 – fago Jul 14 '13 at 18:17
  • This PPA only contains packages for 10.04 and 12.04 currently. – gertvdijk Jul 14 '13 at 18:22
  • This PPA packages worked for me through 13.10 but no longer install on 14.04 ("Depends: libicu48 (>= 4.8-1) but it is not installable", plus a few "Recommends ... but it is not going to be installed") – Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin Jun 22 '14 at 14:00

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