Ubuntu Package Confussion

Asked by Steve Powers on 2012-11-30

Hey,

I am excited to try out Scratch (text editor), but when I tried to install from the elementary/os PPA on Ubuntu 12.10 what ends up happening is the Scratch (programming environment) from the MIT project gets installed instead. Just wondering if anyone else noticed that. Looks like I'll have to install from source. If someone knows a way around this, that would be awesome.

Steve

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2013-08-21
Mario Guerriero (mefrio-g) said : #1

you should install scratch-text-editor package to have Scratch :)

I get this either way I try installing:

patrick@patmack:~$ sudo apt-get install scratch-text-editor
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package scratch-text-editor
patrick@patmack:~$ sudo apt-get install scratch-text-editor package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package scratch-text-editor
E: Unable to locate package package

dajare (dajare) said : #3

I got exactly the same result as post #2 above. I got some good help from "tom95" on the #elementary IRC channel, though.

The elementary-stable repo is still for Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm on 13.04. I needed to use the ppa:elementary-os/daily repo to get Scratch, but it installed just fine once I sourced it from /daily.

See info here: https://launchpad.net/~elementary-os/+archive/daily

Regarding warnings, tom95 noted: "generally speaking the independent components, speak apps, are very stable, even in the daily ppa. They're most of the time just a few revisions ahead of the stable one : as long as you stay away from the system components there's not a lot that could go wrong"

Looking good on my system (so far!). Hope this helps!

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