how do I install a PPA in Ubuntu software centre

Asked by Peter Bostock on 2012-05-03

I have added a PPA into software sources, its a plug-in for Garmin connector, after adding it, I close it down and the instructions I have followed say that Ubuntu software centre should then automatically pick this up and then prompt me to install the PPA plug-in. However, nothing happens and I can't see an install tab on any of the drop down menus on Ubuntu software centre??

So how do I install the PPA that is sitting there? I have in the last 2 days updated Ubuntu so that I have the latest version.

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Best Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #1

You will NOT be automatically prompted to install the software after the PPA is added. However, once you have the plugin installed, you will be prompted for updates.

If you have not already added the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:andreas-diesner/garminplugin

Then update your source list
sudo apt-get update

Install the plugin
sudo apt-get install garminplugin

This plugin has dependencies on packages that are located in the following ubuntu repositories (main, restricted, universe, multiverse). You will need to enable these in Software Sources to meet these dependencies.

Peter Bostock (peterbstck) said : #2

Thanks Wyatt Smith, that solved my question.

Juan J. Garza (jngrz1) said : #3

Thanks Wayne! This solved my problem in getting the latest release of Darktable. I'mma gonna write down your instructions and post them on my wall for the next project I may need to update. Again, thanks.