I'm trying to install XnView multi platform on my Kubuntu 14.04.

It is available in the Ubuntu apps directory (see here) but apturl - as well as apt-get install xnviewmp - gives the error unable to find the package.

Can't figure out what went wrong!

Any ideas?

Distributor ID: Ubuntu

Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Release: 14.04

Codename: trusty

sources.list file: http://pastebin.com/EZBbta7m


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To install, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xnview

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Or you can download the.deb file here, and install it. I would use Gdebi to install, if you don't have it just do

sudo apt-get install gdebi

You can install it from there, but its an older version 0.51. To install from there, just click

Install via the software center

  • Thank you but I knew about that PPA.. How come that XnView is listed in the Ubuntu apps directory and we can not simply install it from there?
    – pr.nizar
    Aug 15, 2014 at 19:00
  • See additions in my answer.
    – Mitch
    Aug 15, 2014 at 19:05
  • Thank you man but I knew about the PPA and the download from the XnView's website. What I was asking is why I could not install it from the official repositories of Ubuntu? (both sudo apt-get install xnviewmp and the Ubuntu Software Center (from the link you gave me) give me the error package not found)! (Canonical partners, Ubuntu Extras, Main, Universe, Multiverse.. are all activated)
    – pr.nizar
    Aug 15, 2014 at 19:47
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    What you could try is to regenerate your sources.list. Visit Ubuntu Sources List Generator. After that run sudo apt-get update, and try again. You can also take a look at askubuntu.com/questions/378558/…
    – Mitch
    Aug 15, 2014 at 20:02
  • Still the same thing even after checking all the repos.. Thank you anyway I've downloaded the deb from the website and installed it that way. :-)
    – pr.nizar
    Aug 15, 2014 at 22:27

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