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Installation on Debian GNU/Linux

The Debian packages are available to enable automatic installation using apt-get.
Supported architecture are i386, amd64, armhf.

All this command require administrative right and must be run with the root user. They are given as example and you must adapt them to your favorite way to install new software: GUI, root shell, su, …

If your Debian system is setup to allow the use of sudo you can follow the instruction for Ubuntu that are more simple.

This procedure work without using the deprecated apt-key command after it remove an eventual old key:

apt-key del 8B8B57C1AA716FC2
rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skychart.list

wget -O 8B8B57C1AA716FC2.key ""
gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ./skychart-temp-keyring.gpg --import 8B8B57C1AA716FC2.key
gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ./skychart-temp-keyring.gpg --export --output skychart.gpg
rm skychart-temp-keyring.gpg 8B8B57C1AA716FC2.key
mkdir /usr/local/share/keyrings/
mv skychart.gpg /usr/local/share/keyrings/
echo deb [signed-by=/usr/local/share/keyrings/skychart.gpg] unstable main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skychart.list

If you prefer to install the stable version that is only updated once every few year replace “unstable” by “stable” in the last command above.

Then refresh your package list, from a command line type:

apt-get update

To install the software with all the prerequisite and the additional data files:

apt-get install skychart

The prerequisite software are automatically installed.

That's all, exit the root shell and type skychart to run the program. Please never run skychart as root.

The update for a new version is done at the same time as the standard update for the other software of your distribution, normally once a week on Monday for the unstable release.

Other software you can install from this same repository are:

en/documentation/installation_on_linux_debian.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/19 11:34 by pch