[argyllcms] Re: Setting up argyllcms on Uvuntu machine?

  • From: Andreas Baitis <abaitis@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 13:26:42 +1100

I just checked, and there doesn't seem to be an Argyll package for Ubuntu, however the package manager that is the default is called Adept "System->Adept Manager" add/remove is an attempt at making common GUI based programs easy to install, but it's not useless, just idiot proof.

I found a port of the Debian Multimedia Argyll package for Hardy here:

Use this at your own risk, as of course this is not an official Ubuntu repository. But I've installed it and it seems to work.

So open Adept:

Adept->Manage Repositories

Add this repository (the following line) to your sources.list:
deb http://ubuntu.pcode.nl/ubuntu hardy argyll

then search Argyll and install.


In a shell:

$ sudo pico /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the above repository (the line)

CTRL+O to save CTRL+X to quit

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install argyll

Leonard Evens wrote:
I've been  using argyllcms under Fedora Linux 7, and I recently upgraded
to Fedora 9.   I've found in the past that it is better to do a fresh
install rather than upgrading the existing system, and that is what I
did for Fedora 9.  Of course, that means I had to reinstall all the
extras, including argyllcms.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that
argyllcms is now available as a Fedora package, and that simplified
things enormously.

In addition, I now have a Dell laptop which came with Ubuntu 8.04
installed.  Unfortunately, I am not as familiar with Ubuntu (Debian) as
I am with RedHat derivatives such as Fedora.  In particular, I am
struggling to understand package management under ubuntu.  There is an
application called add/remove programs, but the genral consensus seems
to be that it is useless and that I should use the synaptic package
manager instead.  A web search seems to show there is an ubuntu package
for argyllcms, but I can't find it by searching with the synaptic
manager.   Can anyone tell me just what to do to get that argyllcms
package and then install it in a relatively transparent manner?

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