CryptoTE instructions for Ubuntu indicate that deb should be invoked. My 12.04 (Precise) system shows there is no such command. What's wrong with this installation procedure?

Import repository public key:

wget -O- https://panthema.net/repo/key.asc | apt-key add -

or with sudo:

wget -O- https://panthema.net/repo/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Add binary repository line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://panthema.net/repo/ubuntu precise main

Update package listings and install the package cryptote:

apt-get update apt-get install cryptote

Note that I had to use sudo for wget as well as for apt-key so there might be an error in that regard.

  • What error do you get? I also think wget shouldn't be used with sudo.
    – Parto
    Mar 20 '14 at 16:22
  • No command deb found.
    – H2ONaCl
    Mar 20 '14 at 16:23
  • Try adding it directly sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://panthema.net/repo/ubuntu precise main"
    – Parto
    Mar 20 '14 at 16:29

Deb is not a command. The given command deb http://panthema.net/repo/ubuntu precise main is not the command that will add the source into /etc/apt/sources.list.

Instead it is a line that has to be added to the file /etc/apt/sources.list You need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file and add the following line

deb http://panthema.net/repo/ubuntu precise main

to the end of the file.

Or you can add it sources.list from command line using apt-add-repository as follows:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://panthema.net/repo/ubuntu precise main"

If you get the error Cannot add PPA: 'No JSON object could be decoded' then add it manually.

Then, update your system and then install cryptoTE by running

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cryptote

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