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Asked by Harald Franzen on 2014-05-27

I am currently running Gourmet 0.16.1 on Ubuntu 13.10. We use several workstations (PC, laptop, netbook, etc.).
In effect, I am running behind a few releases of Gourmet :-)

There "used to be" a PPA available to obtain more recent version and update those outside Ubuntu's updating- and release-cycles, but that does not seem to be active anymore.

Would it be possible to have a PPA like before to be able to profit from new releases and fixes faster than Ubuntu can process them?

Or, alternatively, does anybody have an intelligent way of resolving this without PPA and without lots of manual work?

Thanks in advance!


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Thanks Bernhard!

I've been looking at some tutorials to put the source in the PPA, but as I am not a programmer and this would be a first for me... I am a bit lost. Can you give me a hand on how to create the release (probably for i386 as well as AMD64) for our debian/ubuntu users? I'll be happy to maintain the PPA once I understand what I am doing.



Bernhard Reiter (ockham-razor) said : #3

I actually meant to just "copy over" the up-to-date package from Debian sid, but that turned out to be a bit more complex.
I've posted a SO question for now: http://askubuntu.com/questions/474470/how-do-i-copy-a-package-from-debian-to-my-ppa

As a quick shot alternative, you can of course just download the *.deb file from https://packages.debian.org/sid/gourmet (see the "All" link below "Architecture" at the bottom of that page), but obviously, that won' provide you with automatic updates.

Best Bernhard Reiter (ockham-razor) said : #4

Using an answer from Stack Overflow http://askubuntu.com/a/475298/35916, I was able to populate the PPA with up-to-date packages for 13.10 and 14.04. Please test if that works for you!

Thank you Bernhard!

I can confirm that it works like a charm for Ubuntu 13.10 i386 and AMD64:

Instellen van gourmet (0.17.3-1~ubuntu13.10.1~ppa1) ...

Undoubtedly, it will work in 14.04 as well.

Thanks Bernhard Reiter, that solved my question.