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ddenial 01-23-2017 01:28 AM

Ubuntu - How to install package from older distro's ppa
 
Hello

The title says it all. I'm using Ubuntu 16.10 x86_64. I want to install package winconn, which will allow me to connect to remote app in Windows 7. But the problem is, the ppa is upto Ubuntu Quantal (12.10).

How can I install winconn package which is in Quantal (12.10) PPA into Ubuntu 16.10.


The ppa is:
Code:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:realender/winconn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winconn

I'm following these guides to achieve access to remote app in MS Windows.
How To - Create truly seamless Windows applications use on your Linux Desktop
HowTo Ubuntu and Windows RemoteApp Use Guide

Thanks

TheEzekielProject 01-23-2017 01:43 AM

The only reason I could see it not working on a later edition is because of dependencies. You could easily test this by running a vm of Ubuntu 16.10, simply add that PPA and install. Try to run it and see where it fails.

Looking at its source on github, it doesn't look like this has been maintained for some time. You might want to look for something newer.

Well, there was a commit Dec 28 2015, but nothing since or for years before

ddenial 01-23-2017 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEzekielProject (Post 5658863)
The only reason I could see it not working on a later edition is because of dependencies. You could easily test this by running a vm of Ubuntu 16.10, simply add that PPA and install. Try to run it and see where it fails.

I'm a Linux noob. Here is the result:
Code:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:realender/winconn
 WinConn RemoteApp connection manager
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~realender/+archive/ubuntu/winconn
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmp8d_k94el/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmp8d_k94el/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 7E1BA2FC9CEE05AF: public key "Launchpad PPA for Alex Stanev" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:              imported: 1
OK

Code:

$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu yakkety InRelease                                                                   
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                                 
Hit:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety InRelease                                           
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/fossfreedom/indicator-sysmonitor/ubuntu yakkety InRelease               
Get:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates InRelease [102 kB]                             
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nathan-renniewaldock/flux/ubuntu yakkety InRelease                               
Hit:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu yakkety InRelease                                                                               
Hit:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable/ubuntu yakkety InRelease                                                                             
Ign:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety InRelease                               
Hit:14 https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease         
Hit:4 http://screenshots.getdeb.net yakkety-getdeb InRelease                                   
Get:15 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-backports InRelease [102 kB]               
Hit:16 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu yakkety InRelease           
Hit:17 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/atom/ubuntu yakkety InRelease           
Hit:18 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu yakkety InRelease
Hit:19 http://ppa.launchpad.net/yannubuntu/boot-repair/ubuntu yakkety InRelease
Ign:20 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety Release
Ign:21 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main i386 Packages
Ign:22 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages
Ign:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages
Ign:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en
Ign:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_IN
Ign:26 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
Ign:27 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all DEP-11 Metadata
Ign:28 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons
Ign:21 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main i386 Packages
Ign:22 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages                                                                                     
Ign:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages                                                                                       
Ign:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en                                                                                     
Ign:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_IN                                                                                 
Ign:26 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata                                                                             
Ign:27 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all DEP-11 Metadata                                                                               
Ign:28 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons                                                                                 
Ign:21 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main i386 Packages                                                                                     
Ign:22 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages                                                                                     
Ign:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages                                                                                       
Ign:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en                                                                                     
Ign:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_IN                                                                                 
Ign:26 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata                                                                             
Ign:27 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all DEP-11 Metadata                                                                               
Ign:28 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons                                                                                 
Ign:21 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main i386 Packages                                                                                     
Ign:22 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages                                                                                     
Ign:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages                                                                                       
Ign:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en                                                                                     
Ign:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_IN                                                                                 
Ign:26 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata                                                                             
Ign:27 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all DEP-11 Metadata                                                                               
Ign:28 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons                                                                                 
Ign:21 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main i386 Packages                                                                                     
Ign:22 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages                                                                                     
Ign:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages                                                                                       
Ign:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en                                                                                     
Ign:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_IN                                                                                 
Ign:26 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
Ign:27 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all DEP-11 Metadata
Ign:28 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons
Err:21 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main i386 Packages
  404  Not Found
Ign:22 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages
Ign:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages
Ign:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en
Ign:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_IN
Ign:26 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
Ign:27 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main all DEP-11 Metadata
Ign:28 http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons
Fetched 306 kB in 14s (20.6 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu yakkety Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/realender/winconn/ubuntu/dists/yakkety/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Code:

$ sudo apt-get install winconn
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree     
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package winconn


TheEzekielProject 01-23-2017 02:14 AM

It's failing to find the ppa files because it is looking for "yakkety", your current distro, and those files don't exist under that name.

You will want to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list, and remove that repository.

You might find this helpful

ddenial 01-23-2017 03:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEzekielProject (Post 5658871)
It's failing to find the ppa files because it is looking for "yakkety", your current distro, and those files don't exist under that name.

You will want to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list, and remove that repository.

You might find this helpful

OMG!!! It worked like a charm.

Thank you very much.

TheEzekielProject 01-23-2017 03:19 AM

No problem! Glad it worked for you


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