Ubuntu 7.10 (Popular) Repository Guide

Here are some of the most popular applications used on Ubuntu, their repositories and installation…

Google Picasa

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing non-free

$wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
$apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub
$apt-get update
$apt-get install picasa


deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ gutsy free non-free

$wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs


deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install skype


deb http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee/ubuntu feisty screenlets
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gilir/ubuntu gutsy main universe

$wget http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee/ubuntu/hendrikkaju.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install screenlets

Avant Window Navigator

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/awn-testing/ubuntu gutsy main
Download packages ending in -trunk not -bzr
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/reacocard-awn/ubuntu gutsy main

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator-bzr awn-core-applets-bzr

Read comment 1,3 for more info

Virtual box

deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian gutsy non-free

$wget http://www.virtualbox.org/debian/innotek.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install virtualbox


deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org gutsy main

$sudo wget -q http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org/root@lupine.me.uk.gpg -O- |sudo apt-key add -
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install beryl


$sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

$wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install wine

Ubuntu Studio

deb http://archive.ubuntustudio.org/ubuntustudio gutsy main

$wget -q http://archive.ubuntustudio.org/ubuntustudio.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio

See the master list here

sources.list for Hardy Heron 64-bit

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11 Responses to Ubuntu 7.10 (Popular) Repository Guide

  1. Mark Lee says:


    I’m one of the developers for Awn/Awn Extras. I’d like to point out that the maintainer of one of our unofficial repositories, reacocard, has moved his repository to Launchpad:

    Additionally, the Awn testing team maintains a repository on Launchpad as well, which can sometimes be updated more often than reacocard’s (depending on how busy he is):

    Thanks for mentioning Awn!

  2. divya says:

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Also thanks for making this post a little more updated, this information is certainly useful… Will add it in my post right away!

    Also, since you are one of those guys who make AWN, I just want to say keep up the excellent work!

  3. nirmal says:

    very helpful post here babe!

  4. divya says:

    Thank you!

  5. Mark Lee says:

    Thanks for making the changes.

    Oh, I missed one thing. The name is “Avant Window Navigator”, not “Avant Window Manager”.

    With regards to the repositories, I would put “or”s in the repository list as you do in the screenlets list, and remove all of the tuxfamily references (including downloading reacocard’s GPG key). I think it will just confuse people. Also, if you use the awn-testing PPA, the packages you’ll want to install end in -trunk, not -bzr. (A bit of background – AIUI, reacocard made his packages before our resident Debian/Ubuntu packager, gilir, finished writing all of the build scripts for the debs.)


  6. divya says:

    Thanks Mark,

    One question, what about the key for these reps?

  7. Mark Lee says:

    Unfortunately, Launchpad PPAs do not yet support GPG keys associated with the repositories. Apparently, the Launchpad devs are working on this:


  8. Pavan says:

    This is a very useful post.

    How about changing those “deb” lines to something like
    sudo echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/reacocard-awn/ubuntu gutsy main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    so that lazy people like me can copy it and paste on the command line right away 😉

  9. divya says:

    Thanks pavan…

    I left it like that on purpose! so sources.list gets some casual visitors 🙂

  10. Bakunin says:

    Pavan, your line won’t work; the sudo scope only covers the echo, not the pipe to sources.list

    Using sh, however, works:

    sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/reacocard-awn/ubuntu gutsy main” > /etc/apt/

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