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Installing a package step by step

  1. If you do not have the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rostlab.list please execute this command:
    sudo bash -c 'echo -e "deb stable main contrib non-free\ndeb-src stable main contrib non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rostlab.list'
  2. Please start the Synaptic Package Manager. On the GNOME panel click 'System' -> 'Administration' -> 'Synaptic Package Manager'
  3. Click 'Reload' and ignore the error message
  4. Click 'Search' and search for the text 'rostlab' in 'Description and Name'
  5. The search should find 'rostlab-debian-keyring'
  6. Click on the small rectangle in the 'S' column on the left of 'rostlab-debian-keyring' and choose 'Mark for Installation'
  7. Click 'Apply' and 'Apply' again on the window that appears
  8. Click 'Reload' again (*)
  9. Click 'Search' and search for the package you would like to install as above. We will use 'profphd' as an example.
  10. Click on the small rectangle of 'profphd' and choose 'Mark for Installation'
  11. Answer 'Mark' to the dialogue window 'Mark additional required changes?'
  12. Click 'Apply' and 'Apply' again - 'profphd' is now installed on your system
    • If there is an error please get back to us. We are likely to be able to help you and your feedback helps us make these packages better. When you email us please include the output of 'uname -a' in your email and a detailed description of the problem you encountered.
  13. Type man prof in a terminal window. Look up the example section. Copy the example out and run it. You have successfully installed the package of your choice.
  14. In order to install other packages it is sufficient to open the Synaptic Package Manager again and pick up from the step marked with (*)


Add this to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rostlab.list:

deb stable main contrib non-free
deb-src stable main contrib non-free

Apt keys

Install the latest version of rostlab-debian-keyring package:

  • use aptitude

- or -

  • Open in a browser
  • Look up the 'rostlab-debian-keyring' package in the list, memorize the version, e.g. '1.0-4'
  • Replace <version> in the command below with the version you memorized above
  • KEY="rostlab-debian-keyring_<version>_all.deb" && wget "$KEY" && dpkg -i "$KEY"

The above gives you the Rost Lab developers' GPG public keys. You can also install them manually if you like.



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