I want to install an application ion to Ubuntu call FreeDV. I have been given the following instructions...

add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list (or to named /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freedv.list):

$ deb http://repo.longlandclan.id.au/{DIST} {SUITE} main

For sources, add another line with deb replaced with deb-src:

$ deb-src http://repo.longlandclan.id.au/{DIST} {SUITE} main

I assume this means a file or set of files should be copied to directories on my hard drive. I have found the directory and I have found the "Packages" But I cannot copy or drag or extract the file(s) once they are downloaded.


Thank you


First you would I'll mention that freedv is already in the default repository of Ubuntu. You can install something from the repository by running this in the terminal commandline:

$ sudo apt-get install [program to install]

Replace [program to install] with the package name. In this case the package name is freedv.

So you can install freedv with this actual commandline:

$ sudo apt-get install freedv

In direct response to the specific details of you question you can add specific sites to the repository by editing the /etc/apt/sources.list and updating the cache. You would replace the variables with your actual installation. In my case I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, which is code name wily.

So in this case I would edit the sources list with an editor such as gedit with:

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Notice what is appended at the bottom of the file:


# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily main restricted

# This is a comment to remind me of what is appended by me to the list
# Freedv repo
deb http://repo.longlandclan.id.au/ubuntu wily main

Notice that you can include your own text comments in the file to remind you what changes you have made by prefixing the line with a # symbol.

After saving your file you would update the cache with:

$ sudo apt-get update

Then from there proceed to install (using the apt-get install command above.

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