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Author Topic: Installing Hiero (more general reference to Sparky distribution template)  (Read 891 times)

Offline niftyprose

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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

Offline lami07

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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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