GetDeb is an Ubuntu software repository with ready to install applications which are not available from default Ubuntu packages or repositories. GetDeb has provided PPAs for new or updated versions of software (e.g. VLC and Pidgin) which were not available in the default Ubuntu repository. While GetDeb packages can be installed from its website, why not install these packages from the Ubuntu Software Center directly? In this post we will show you an easy way of doing just that.
To get started, enter the following command in the Terminal.
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
Once done, open Synaptic Package Manager from the Unity Dash or Applications –> Settings –> Repositories (classic menu). Click on Add and enter the repository given below. Click Add Source.
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu natty-getdeb apps
Go to the main window of Synaptic Package manager and click Reload for the changes to take effect.
Now you will be able to grab GetDeb packages directly from the Ubuntu Software Center.