I just installed 17.04 and I'd like to install this: http://www.noobslab.com/2016/11/macbuntu-1610-transformation-pack-for.html

However the repositories don't work. I think there's a simple trick to adjust the repository to allow installation on Zesty instead of xenial. For example after installing the icon repository and attempting an install this happens:

ole@mkiv:~$ sudo apt-get install macbuntu-os-icons-lts-v8
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package macbuntu-os-icons-lts-v8

Any idea how to get around this?

2 Answers 2


As you say , you can change the PPA Distribution from zesty to yakkety

(not xenial becuase xenial repositories has macbuntu-os-icons-lts-v7 but not macbuntu-os-icons-lts-v8 version).

For this purpose , please follow this path:

Software & Updates > Other software

And then select http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/macbuntu/ubuntu and click on Edit... button.

Then change to Distribution value from zesty to yakkety.

So that's must be worked.

apt-cache search macbuntu-os
macbuntu-os-plank-theme-lts-v8 - These themes is intended to use with Macbuntu by NoobsLab.com
macbuntu-os-ithemes-lts-v8 - MacBuntu Themes available on NoobsLab.com PPA
macbuntu-os-icons-lts-v8 - MacBuntu Icons & cursors uploaded on NoobsLab.com PPA
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    You NEVER EVER use a repository from a different version of Ubuntu. It can break your entire system.
    – fosslinux
    May 29, 2017 at 0:22
  • @ubashu Thanks for your reply. Do you know the better way to solve this problem ? May 29, 2017 at 0:25
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    Unfortunately not. Let's get looking!
    – fosslinux
    May 29, 2017 at 0:26
  • Just remembered where I had seen this - It's also being done for docker here: askubuntu.com/questions/909691/…
    – Ole
    May 29, 2017 at 1:07
  • @ubashu in general I think you are right, but in this case I don't really care if the system breaks, because I can just reinstall. I'm just experimenting to see if I can get this working.
    – Ole
    May 29, 2017 at 1:11

For those who are using Ubuntu 18.04, you should use the following code:

sudo apt-get install macbuntu-os-ithemes-v1804

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