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X2Go packages for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

Packages for Ubuntu are provided for several platforms (amd64/i386, lucid/maverick/natty/oneiric. From our nightly-builds on Ubuntu Launchpad we regularly copy package to the Launchpad PPA: ppa:x2go/stable.

Before adding X2Go's Launchpad package repository to your APT system, please make sure that you use Ubuntu's main and universe repository on your Ubuntu system. The very minimal /etc/apt/sources.list must look like this. (Of course we recommend to have Ubuntu security updates enabled, explaining how to do this is off-topic here, though.):

deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu <my-ubuntu-version> main universe

Add the X2Go repository on Launchpad to APT

Use the following commands to add the ppa:x2go/stable as a package source to your local system. Before doing so, you might like to learn about apt-get, sudo and ppas

Alternatively you can also use the Ubuntu software center.

You might have to install add-apt-repository first using:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

Also if you are running a Ubuntu {Desktop,Server} 12.10 system you will need to install the software-properties-common package too:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties

Afterwards you can add our ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:x2go/stable
sudo apt-get update

The X2Go related packages should now be listed calling:

apt-cache search x2go

Congratulations, you are now able to access the X2Go packages. You may continue by installing x2goserver, x2goclient or pyhoca-gui or any other of the available packages.

Behind a Proxy?

If you are on a site that uses a HTTP proxy to connect to websites on the internet, make sure you run the following commands first before adding the X2Go PPA to your APT package management system (replace my.proxy.server and my_proxy_port with your local site's proxy settings):

export http_proxy=http://<my.proxy.server>:<my_proxy_port>/
export https_proxy=http://<my.proxy.server>:<my_proxy_port>/
wiki/repositories/ubuntu.txt · Last modified: 2013/03/12 20:45 by sunweaver