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If you're more comfortable on a shell, there's a faster way:
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# echo "deb http://vgc.sci.utah.edu/ubuntu feisty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
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# wget http://vgc.sci.utah.edu/ubuntu/vgc-key.gpg | sudo apt-key add
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# apt-get update
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# echo "deb http://vgc.sci.utah.edu/ubuntu feisty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
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# apt-get install vistrails
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# apt-get update
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# apt-get install vistrails

Revision as of 17:16, 2 January 2008

VisTrails on Ubuntu Feisty

We have support for VisTrails on Ubuntu Feisty for the amd64 and i386 architectures. To install VisTrails, first download the [gpg authentication file] and save it in your hard drive. Then, start Synaptic (the package manager)

Click on Settings -> Repositories:

Image:UbuntuSynapticRepositoriesWindow.png

Click on the Authentication tab:

Image:UbuntuSynapticRepositoriesAuthenticationWindow.png

Now click on Import Key, and select the key file you just downloaded. Then, click on the third-party tab:

Image:UbuntuSynapticRepositoriesThirdPartyWindow.png

Your window might have slightly different entries, depending on what other repositories you're using. Click on Add, and paste the following line to the field:

deb http://vgc.sci.utah.edu/ubuntu feisty main

Now the window should look like something this, with the VGC repository added:

Image:UbuntuSynapticRepositoriesThirdPartyWindowAfter.png

Close the Settings window, and now a dialog will inform you that the repositories changed. This is expected. It will tell you to click "reload". Do so.

Now VisTrails will be available for install. Click on the Search button, type vistrails:

Image:UbuntuSynapticSearchVisTrails.png

Now right-click on the vistrails line and Click on "Mark for Installation".

The box on the left of the line should now be checked. Click on the Apply button on top. There will be a warning about unauthenticated packages. We're currently working on having a digital signature for all VGC packages, but this is currently unimplemented. Simply click on Mark. This will take you back to the original window. Click on Apply again, and then on Apply on the "Summary". A series of windows showing the download and installation progress will be displayed. At the end, simply close the Synaptic Package Manager, and now VisTrails is available on a terminal, on /usr/local/bin/vistrails.

Image:UbuntuVisTrailsRunningUbuntu.png

On a terminal

If you're more comfortable on a shell, there's a faster way:

# wget http://vgc.sci.utah.edu/ubuntu/vgc-key.gpg | sudo apt-key add
# echo "deb http://vgc.sci.utah.edu/ubuntu feisty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get install vistrails
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