I am supposed to be able to install gnome-schedule using:

sudo apt-get install gnome-schedule

Unfortunately, this returns:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package gnome-schedule

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. According to this thread, I should download some code, compile, and then install. It seems as thought for such a basic program it should come from the official Ubuntu repositories. (I, for one, am always concerned about installing third party software from unverified sources.)

Interestingly enough, when I try from Ubuntu Software Center, I can see `gnome-schedule' showing the item but there is no button to install. Also, when I click on More Info it says Not Found (see pictures below). Of course, I cannot see it on synaptic either.

How can we get to have this added to the official repositories?

Ubuntu Software Center: Schedule Ubuntu Software Center: Schedule error


As you can see here, gnome-schedule is no longer part of the official sources from version 16.04 : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-schedule/+bug/1576060

But you can manually download and compile the code.

 $ git clone https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-schedule.git
 $ pushd gnome-schedule
 $ ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local
 $ make
 $ make install


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  • Thanks. I tried and after installing git and running the first like I get an error saying: git clone git://git.gnome.org/git/gnome-schedule Cloning into 'gnome-schedule'... fatal: Could not read from remote repository. <br> Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists. </code> – Juan Antonio Oct 24 '16 at 19:56
  • try the new URL I've put – elichai2 Oct 24 '16 at 20:17
  • Yes, Ubuntu has deprecated this GUI software - but regular crontab commands work fine. crontab -e is the one to know. Also, crontab -l will list your current jobs. Here is what Ubuntu has to say about it: askubuntu.com/questions/942401/… – SDsolar Aug 4 '17 at 14:51

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