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Using apt-get to install 4Pane


Before you can use the 4Pane repository, you need to tell the apt-get setup that it exists. You do this by adding the appropriate url to apt-get's list of known repositories, /etc/apt/sources.list. You must be the superuser to do this, so either su to root (debian, mepis, PCLinuxOS), or prefix sudo to everything (or do sudo bash) (*buntu).

First you may wish to make a backup of your current settings:
cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak


Then either use your favourite text editor to add the appropriate line, or do (using debian stretch as an example):
echo "deb http://www.4pane.co.uk/debian/ stretch x11" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

The line to add is different for different distros/versions; choose the appropriate one:
debian jessie: deb http://www.4pane.co.uk/debian/ jessie x11
debian stretch: deb http://www.4pane.co.uk/debian/ stretch x11
ubuntu trusty: deb http://www.4pane.co.uk/ubuntu/ trusty universe
ubuntu xenial: deb http://www.4pane.co.uk/ubuntu/ xenial universe
ubuntu zesty: deb http://www.4pane.co.uk/ubuntu/ zesty universe

Next tell apt about the 4Pane public key (remove the 'sudo' if you've already su'ed):
wget -O - http://www.4pane.co.uk/4Pane.asc | sudo apt-key add -
or, rather faster to type:
apt-key adv --fetch-keys http://www.4pane.co.uk/4Pane.asc

You then need to do:
apt-get update
apt-get install 4pane

and 4Pane should be both downloaded and installed.


Alternatively, use an apt front-end such as synaptic to add the repository and do the install.