Firefox doesn't work with apt. Now what do I do?

Asked by Tommy on 2017-01-22

I'm trying to update Red Notebook to the latest version. PayPal took my money but can't give me a download because Firefox doesn't work with apt I want to install through Software Center. How do I get my download?

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Jendrik Seipp
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2017-01-23
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Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #1

Thanks for the donation! The easiest installation method is to search
for "rednotebook" in the software center.

Tommy (healinghawk-p) said : #2

That''s how I got it, only to find it ancient history, so when it asked
me if I wanted to go your website, I did, found the download, navigated
PayPal, and then found out I can't get the download with Firefox. I
think Firefox users should be alerted.

Are you saying I can't get there from here?

You're welcome to the donation. I can only imagine how much coding time
it takes to get something like this out. I'm glad you made Red Notebook
and made it work. It does work.

On 01/22/2017 05:09 PM, Jendrik Seipp wrote:
> Your question #445673 on RedNotebook changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/445673
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jendrik Seipp proposed the following answer:
> Thanks for the donation! The easiest installation method is to search
> for "rednotebook" in the software center.
>

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #3

That's right. The software center contains an outdated version. To get
the latest version follow the instructions at
https://launchpad.net/~rednotebook/+archive/stable to add the
RedNotebook stable PPA to your system.

Installation instructions for the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rednotebook/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rednotebook

Tommy (healinghawk-p) said : #4

I'm working from elementary OS, really recent, probably current.

The first line of "sudo add-apt-repository" didn't work. Terminal didn't
find the command "repository," even after I cut and pasted that line in.

I really should start using the CLI. I need that much control - if I
know what I'm doing, anyway. I'm leery of how much I can screw up with
one "enter." But the worst thing would be I'd have to re-install the OS
then restore my backed-up data, right? I've got FSF's book on the CLI
and another book, "The Linux Command Line," by William E, Shotts, Jr.
that I've worked a couple of chapters into, I think. Is there a better
way to learn the CLI? Someone sent me a coding book, and I'm interested
in learning to use Python to build apps.

Is there something wrong with the code, or something wrong with
elementary OS's version of Terminal? Is there a reason you don't update
the version on the software center? The app is the best journaling tool
on the software center by far. The version off the software center
works fine, but it sounds to me like the new version is better.

Thanks for helping me.

On 01/23/2017 04:08 AM, Jendrik Seipp wrote:
> Your question #445673 on RedNotebook changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/445673
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jendrik Seipp proposed the following answer:
> That's right. The software center contains an outdated version. To get
> the latest version follow the instructions at
> https://launchpad.net/~rednotebook/+archive/stable to add the
> RedNotebook stable PPA to your system.
>
> Installation instructions for the terminal:
>
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rednotebook/stable
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install rednotebook
>

Best Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #5

Elementary OS removed the "add-apt-repository" command. You can install
it by doing

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

Then the following should work:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rednotebook/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rednotebook

You should only add PPAs from sources you trust. If you keep that in mind, the commands above should be fine.

Tommy (healinghawk-p) said : #6

That worked. Thank you for taking the time to help me.