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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, …

Add Patrick Chevalley's signature to APT:

The new key used since version 3.11:

apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 8B8B57C1AA716FC2

Add a new source file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d
For the stable version do:

sh -c "echo deb stable main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skychart.list" 

If you want more frequent update with the development version do:

sh -c "echo deb unstable main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skychart.list" 

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 normally automatically installed. If not, check you have the packages libpasastro, libgtk2.0-0, libglib2.0-0, libpango1.0-0, libsqlite3-0, xplanet, indi, ffmpeg

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: 2019/06/17 07:59 by pch