getdeb is the best source for Linux users who are using Debian based distributions: like Ubuntu Karmic Koala, to get the .deb files of the latest software applications, before they are added to the official repository (which takes a lot of time).
Until sometime before, to download and to use a software application from getdeb, a user had to visit the site, download and then manually install the .deb file. But now, to release the latest software to users easily, getdeb has launched its own repository. Here we will show you, how to add the getdeb repository in your repository list of Ubuntu 9.10.
How to Add Official getdeb Repository In Ubuntu
1. Open a terminal and run the following command:
sudo apt-get gedit/etc/apt/sources.list
2. Now you need to edit the sources.list file and add the getdeb repository. To do that, goto System> Administration> Software Sources. Now, if you click on the third tab labeled “Third-Party Software”, you can add the getdeb repository there. Click on “+Add”. Now, copy and paste this:
http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu karmic-getdeb apps
Now you have to enter the GPG key for this repository, by running this command in the terminal:
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
By following these steps correctly, you can update the software list with the software applications from the repository just added. To do so, run this command in the Terminal:
sudo apt-get update
Now, you can search and install all the software applications from getdeb, right into Synaptic Package manager or in the Terminal. We hope these steps will help you in installing the softwares from getdeb, without any extra effort.