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Appnr – Synaptic For Your Browser (Ubuntu)


Appnr is a web-based directory for Ubuntu packages (including the official repositories and third-party packages from Medibuntu, Google, and the Canonical Partner repository). You can use it to browse and install packages directly from your browser. It’s like Synaptic for your browser.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

1 Adding Repositories

The Appnr web site contains packages from the official Ubuntu repositories as well as from Medibuntu, Google, and the Canonical Partner repository. The third-party packages can be installed only if their repositories are listed in /etc/apt/sources.list. Therefore we add the Medibuntu, Google, and Canonical Partner repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list now.

To do this, we open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

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To enable the Medibuntu repository, we do this:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

For the Google and Canonical Partner repositories, we run

wget -q -O – https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add –
sudo apt-get update

… and add or enable the following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list (the hardy partner lines are already in the file, but commented out, so you must uncomment them):

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

[...]
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
[...]

Finally, we update our package database:

sudo apt-get update

 

2 Installing Applications Using Appnr

Now visit http://appnr.com/ and browse the directory. If you find an application that you’d like to install, click on the Install button:

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Confirm your choice by clicking on Yes:

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Type in your password:

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Afterwards the selected application and its dependencies are being downloaded and installed:

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Click on Close to finish the installation:

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The selected application is now installed and ready to be used.

 

  • Appnr: http://appnr.com/
  • Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/

 

 

 

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