www: 7ece019b: Switch the Ubuntu download page to use t...

rlaager at pidgin.im rlaager at pidgin.im
Mon May 17 15:20:42 EDT 2010

Revision: 7ece019bca1e6f4211c4fb2b860e7261306a1ffe
Ancestor: 9709f263e8aca75664bf16ee7296da91839b0925
Author: rlaager at pidgin.im
Date: 2010-05-17T19:15:18
Branch: im.pidgin.www
URL: http://d.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/7ece019bca1e6f4211c4fb2b860e7261306a1ffe

Modified files:


Switch the Ubuntu download page to use the pidgin-ppa .deb package.

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--- htdocs/download/ubuntu/index.php	8571b5e5f5b9a27b44805cafd751664edee91dfc
+++ htdocs/download/ubuntu/index.php	465e7df7746fee1783b830218a384a313235d057
@@ -21,20 +21,23 @@
 <div class="box_download">
 <p>Ubuntu ships Pidgin but does not update it after a release (except for security issues and high-severity bugs). For those users who desire new releases of Pidgin, we have packaged Pidgin in a PPA. If you encounter problems with these packages, try <a href="../source">building from source</a> and <a href="/support">report the bug</a>.</p>
-<p>To setup the PPA, copy-and-paste these commands into a <a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal">terminal</a>:<br /></p>
+<p>To setup the PPA, follow these steps: <br />
+&nbsp;&nbsp;1. Click to download the <a href="https://launchpad.net/~pidgin-developers/+archive/ppa/+files/pidgin-ppa_0.0.2_all.deb">Pidgin PPA package</a>.<br />
+&nbsp;&nbsp;2. Select <em>Open with:</em> and <em>GDebi Package Installer</em>. Click <em>OK</em>.<br />
+&nbsp;&nbsp;3. Click <em>Install Package</em>.<br />
+&nbsp;&nbsp;4. Click <em>Close</em>. Then close GDebi.
-<p class='code'>sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com \
-<p class='code'>echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu \
-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;`lsb_release --short --codename` main | \<br />
-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.list</p>
+<p>After doing this, check for and apply updates: <br />
+&nbsp;&nbsp;1. Click <em>System</em>, point to <em>Administration</em>, and click <em>Update Manager</em>.<br />
+&nbsp;&nbsp;2. Click <em>Check</em>.<br />
+&nbsp;&nbsp;3. Click <em>Install Updates</em>.<br />
-<p>After doing this, open Update Manager, check for updates, and then install the newly available Pidgin packages.</p>
+<p>Future Pidgin updates will show up in Update Manager along with the usual Ubuntu updates.</p>
-<p>Future Pidgin updates will show up in Update Manager along with the usual Ubuntu updates. The PPA will need to be re-setup only after upgrading Ubuntu.</p>
+<p>This PPA often lags behind the source releases a couple of days, so please be patient.</p>
-<p>This PPA is maintained by one developer, so please be patient. It often lags behind the source releases a couple of days.</p>
 <p><b>Voice and video support is only built on Jaunty (9.04) and up.</b></p>

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