[jitsi-dev] Installing Jitsi on Ubuntu


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David wrote:

I'm reading the instructions at
https://jitsi.org/Main/DebianRepository

But I'm not sure I follow.
There's something that looks like it might be a command:
deb http://download.jitsi.org/deb unstable/

that is the contents of a file called
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi.list

which is added to the main /etc/apt/sources.list
repositories list when you check for package updates.

But then it says "just download and install Jitsi's deb package."
Where do I download from?
https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi/debian/

or
https://download.jitsi.org/deb/binary/

one seems to be a mirror of the other, so for the initial
download I don't think it matters. The initial install
(* gdebi is a nice way to install a .deb by hand) should
set up that /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi.list file for

you automatically.

I'm hoping to write instructions for installing Jitsi
on Ubuntu for people (like me) who really only know
how to install from the Ubuntu Software Center.

from what I understand, the native debian package will be
ready soon, so soon enough (6 months?) it will be in
the software center for new ubuntu versions.

My last question is, what are "GPG Error Warnings!".

GPG is the GNU Privacy Guard, a way of signing
things/verifying the source of something. see
wikipedia for details. Perhaps the installer doesn't
like the way the package was signed. ?

Hamish

ps- one of the first things I do upon installing Ubuntu
is to remove the software-center package and replace
it with synaptic.