XtraDeb: An excellent PPA repository of apps and games for Ubuntu

XtraDeb: An excellent PPA repository of apps and games for Ubuntu

XtraDeb: An excellent PPA repository of apps and games for Ubuntu

Whether we are users of some version of Ubuntu, or some of the Distros derived as Mint or compatible like Debian o MX, or any other GNU / Linux Distro, everything Linuxero you usually want your Native repositories bring the most current versions of as many applications and games. However, this is not the case in most cases, and it is often resorted to External repositories, such as, XtraDeb.

XtraDeb is a recently created PPA repository for Ubuntu and derivatives or compatible, which is just beginning to grow, spread and offer excellent and very current applications and games.

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Whether they are applications or games, have them and use them in their most current version through a single channel installation, it is vital both for the greatest number of people to know and use them, and for make visible, help and spread the work of its developers. Especially when Games it is spoken, since, it is a vital area in which we must always improve Linux.

For the specific case of games, before it was counted mainly, in the case of Ubuntu, derived and compatible, with PlayDeb, but as we all know, the same hill many years ago, as you can see in our related publication on this topic.

Related article:
Goodbye to GetDeb and PlayDeb ... at least for now

However, we always have the classical method using our package manager to be able to make our GNU / Linux Distros a Distro Gamer. As stated in our related post below:

Related article:
Turn your GNU / Linux into a quality Distro Gamer

XtraDeb: PPA Repository

XtraDeb: PPA repository with updated games and applications

What is XtraDeb?

As we said before, XtraDeb is a PPA repository for Ubuntu and derivatives or compatible, which is just beginning to grow, spread and offer excellent and very current applications and games. However, on your site official website on LaunchPad, the following is said about it:

"The goal of this project is to provide additional software packages (and to some extent updates) for current versions of Ubuntu as soon as they are available. XtraDeb is an unofficial initiative that aims to provide the latest software packages for the current version of Ubuntu. The XtraDeb repositories extend the official repositories, providing additional packages and, in some cases, the latest version of existing ones."

Your Creator, Jhonny Oliveira, you are compiling a excellent collection of apps and games in its repositories, which reminds many of us, the disappeared PlayDeb. For now, in the field of Games, said repository offers the following list of games, which will surely grow over time:

  1. Megamario
  2. Speed-Dreams
  3. Stuntrally
  4. UrbanTerror
  5. VBam
  6. VDrift
  7. Warzone2100
  8. Xonotic

And in the field of applications offers the following app list:

  1. caliber
  2. clipgrab
  3. filezilla
  4. Litecoin
  5. pycharm-community
  6. virt-manager
  7. youtube-dl

How to install XtraDeb?

In Ubuntu and derivatives

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xtradeb/play
sudo apt-get update

On Debian and derivatives

  • Create a repository file for XtraDeb
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xtradeb-ubuntu-repo-groovy.list
  • Insert the following content (software source):
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xtradeb/apps/ubuntu groovy main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xtradeb/play/ubuntu groovy main
  • Add repository key
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 82BB6851C64F6880
  • Update the list of packages
sudo apt update

Once all these steps have been carried out, we can install any of the XtraDeb apps and games, taking into account that, when it is done on a Debian Distro and derivatives, surely many of the applications will be difficult to install, due to dependency problems. In my personal case, the Urban Terror 4.3.4 game about me GNU / Linux Distro, it did not give any dependency problems.

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Conclusion

We hope this "useful little post" about «XtraDeb», a PPA Repository for Ubuntu and derivatives or compatible, which is just beginning to grow, spread and offer excellent and very current applications and games; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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  1.   Jose Juan said

    Good day:

    Youtube-dl is not updated in the repo «ppa: xtradeb / apps», since it is version 2020.11.29-1 (for today, 08/12/2020, youtube-dl is in version 2020.12.07, which was updated before); this is a problem because youtube-dl must always stay up to date.

    Megamario is cool !!

    1.    Linux Post Install said

      Greetings, José Juan. Thanks for your comment. Hopefully your maintainer will keep an eye on and update all your apps with excellent diligence.