I can't install Ubuntu tweak on 16.04. I've had it on 4 previous versions of Ubuntu, so I know exactly what to do in order to install it, it just doesn't work on 16.04.
Is anyone having the same problem?
Can anyone help?
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There is a ppa here
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps
for which the key is
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
Or you can just download the .deb from here
The program you're trying to install is abandonware (has been abondon and is no longer supported)... it isn't available for the latest Ubuntu (16.04). You would have to use one of the other tweak programs available for the later versions of Ubuntu such as:
Alternatively ubuntu-tweak-tool has been repackaged of which you can find detailed installation instructions here:
How can I install Ubuntu tweak on Ubuntu 16.04
Another alternative of this
gir1.2-vte-2.90error been reported to bugs.launchpad.net, where one of the users has described a method and provided files to make it run on Ubuntu 16.04. Hist direct entry in the bug report is: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/+bug/1555706/comments/5
He has included a video report of how to use his resolution.
As L. D. James has already answered that Ubuntu tweak is discontinued and you better use other alternatives like Unity Tweak tool or Gnome Tweak Tool, but If you really want to use Ubuntu tweak on Xenial Xerus (16.04), here is the procedure. But, be warned that, many of the functionalities may not work properly.
I can see that you already downloaded Ubuntu Tweak's deb file. however, for others they need to add GetDeb's repository. Since this is the only repository still providing builds for Ubuntu Tweak (afaik).
Here is the procedure to add Getdeb's repository. http://www.getdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/16.04#how_to_install
The easiest way is just downloading getdeb package and installing it with
sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
You can skip building of this proxy package by downloading my built one (If you trust of course). Here is the dropbox link of that package .deb file. If you download .deb file, you can skip step 1, 2 and just install the package by following step 3.
Ubuntu 16.04 has the package
gir1.2-vte-2.91. If you don't have it already installed, install it with
sudo apt install gir1.2-vte-2.91
Now, This package is a higher versioned of
gir1.2-vte-2.90 upon which Ubuntu Tweak depends. But since the version number is included in the package name,
apt is failing to treat
gir1.2-vte-2.91 as a higher version of
gir1.2-vte-2.91. But a package
gir1.2-vte-2.91 should really work in place of it.
So, our idea is, we will create a package that will provide
gir1.2-vte-2.90, because we know, What Ubuntu Tweak needs is already in our system via
sudo apt install equivs
Then create a control file for our provider package
Step 2 will create a file named
gir1.2-vte-2.90. Open it and replace it's content with these lines
Section: misc Priority: optional Standards-Version: 3.9.2 Package: gir1.2-vte-2.90-provider Version: 1.0 Depends: gir1.2-vte-2.91 Provides: gir1.2-vte-2.90 Description: A proxy provider for gir1.2-vte-2.90 package A proxy provider for gir1.2-vte-2.90 package
Now use this command to generate the package
Install newly generate package with
sudo dpkg -i gir1.2-vte-2.90-provider_1.0_all.deb
Now go to GetDeb's Ubuntu tweak page http://www.getdeb.net/software/ubuntu-tweak
Click on Install this now button.
A dialog will popup requesting permission to install package. Allow it.
Ubuntu tweak should be installed on your Xenial!
This worked for me. To download and install Ubuntu-Tweak for Ubuntu 16.04 do the following:
Highlight, right click, and copy the code below:
Open your terminal with Ctrl+Alt+t at the same time or right click into a folder and left click open in terminal
ubuntu-tweak_0.8.7-1~getdeb2~xenial_all.debin the folder.
Software Center opens up, click install, type in your password when asked and hit enter.
Good day! I noticed, that some links don't work on this post now and I found one site, where you can exactly find the necessary program:
I hope this information will be useful for comunity!