Is there any easier way to install Covergloobus 1.6 in Ubuntu 10.10 ? PPA doesnt work , tried to compile it but failed , are there any other ways??

  • Why doesn't the PPA work? What error do you get?
    – Isaiah
    Oct 23, 2010 at 18:49
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    it seems that they do not have a repository for Maverick , yet Oct 23, 2010 at 19:35

4 Answers 4


The Lucid packages from the PPA work in Maverick, but you have to download them manually.

Here are the direct download links from the PPA:

  • thanks =) i found these earlier and it works on Maverick although its for Lucid Oct 25, 2010 at 7:53

CoverGloobus 1.6 "WOW!" lives up to its name – an awesome application for displaying cover art and lyrics on your desktop


Enter a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and use:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/covergloobus
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install covergloobus


Download from the website, extract, enter the directory and run:

./autogen.sh && make && sudo make install
  • To compile the code remember to install the autogen.sh dependencies using "sudo apt-get install autoconf"
    – fossfreedom
    Apr 22, 2011 at 13:48

As said before, there is no maverick ppa. But you can use the lucid ppa, if you prefer to install by ppa rather than .deb, and also to be updated: in a terminal run

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then copy and paste the following at the end of the file:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gloobus-dev/covergloobus/ubuntu lucid main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gloobus-dev/covergloobus/ubuntu lucid main 

Finally, update sources and install:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install covergloobus

Addendum to @hhlp: CoverGloobus 1.6 "WOW!" lives up to its name ...


Better use checkinstall, this resutls in a .deb package. If you like to revert to a previous version, be sure to first uninstall the old version (sudo apt-get remove covergloobus):

sudo apt-get install checkinstall
./autogen.sh && checkinstall make install

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