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Installing Hiero (more general reference to Sparky distribution template)

Started by niftyprose, October 29, 2020, 05:57:50 PM

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Hello guys, I'm trying to install Barry Block's Hiero outliner. This is available from a PPA.

When I ran sudo add-apt-repository, I got:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bwb-s/hiero
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 95, in <module>
    sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/", line 109, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/", line 599, in reload_sourceslist
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/", line 93, in get_sources
    (, self.codename))
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Sparky/sid

I assume this means: we can't identify what sort of setup you'd need for that distro. Is there a workaround? Hiero is a pretty simple piece of software and I assume that its requirements are pretty standard.

Best, NP


Barry Block's Hiero PPA is for Ubuntu and not for Debian. Adding it to Debian based distro is not recommended and not supported. I'm locking  this thread now.
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Moved it to Sparky repos, simply install it via apt or synaptic.
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