More end-user friendly PPA adding instructions

Registered by Vadim Peretokin on 2008-06-09

Currently, the instructions are such:

"If you're on Ubuntu Hardy, you can add the following repository to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ubuntu hardy main

Followed by sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install alarm-clock-applet"

This is great if the end-user is comfortable with the terminal - but if they aren't, they'll a) get stuck on editing sources.list (root privs), b) not know where to add the lines.

I propose instructions below that cover both the terminal and the non terminal people:

If you're on Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron", there is a Launchpad PPA available. To add it, follow either instructions of your preference below:

<b>Graphical way</b>

Go to System - Administration - Software Sources, click on the Third-Party Software tab, Add, and paste this line in:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ubuntu hardy main

Then click Add Source, Close, and Reload.

<b>After</b> that, simply click here (<a href="apt:alarm-clock-applet">click</a>) to install Alarm Clock.

<b>Terminal way</b>

If you're on Ubuntu Hardy, you can add the following repository to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ubuntu hardy main

Followed by sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install alarm-clock-applet

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Approver:
Johannes H. Jensen
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Assignee:
Johannes H. Jensen
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Started by
Johannes H. Jensen on 2008-08-27
Completed by
Johannes H. Jensen on 2008-08-27

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