Why Amule is not on 20.04 but it's on 20.10?

Asked by John McLovin on 2020-10-13

I wanted to install Amule on my system 20.04 but it's not in the repositories.

Tried manually installing it from an article that points to the files you need but I guess something is missing because it's buggy and gives me troubles...

Can someone from the Ubuntu team add it back to the repositories?

It's in the 20.10 and working like a charm.

Would be highly appreciated!

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2020-10-13
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2020-10-14

Interesting indeed. Considering the latest version was released September 2016 I'd say it was probably a dead project.

Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #2

Due to the release date 2020-04-23 for focal. The package date is 2020-05-31, Publish date 2020-06-01 which is after the final release of Focal.

The only package available in focal is amule-emc which is only the utilities portion of the full package.

John McLovin (shapsky) said : #3

So can this thing be packaged and added to the Focal? :)

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

My assessment:
When Ubuntu focal was published, the current version of amule at that time depended on certain packages that are no more available on Ubuntu focal (because they are obsolete).
Meanwhile a new version of emule has been prepared (for Ubuntu groovy) that depends on different (and current) packages, but these packages are not available in the standard repositories for Ubuntu focal.

There is a PPA https://launchpad.net/~vascofalves/+archive/ubuntu/gnome-backports providing a backport of emule from groovy to focal, and also providing backports of the needed dependent packages. You might be able to use this as a workaround (standard disclaimer for PPAs applies of course).

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

sorry, typo error, should read amule instead of emule.

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