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Software & hardware support => Sparky applications => Topic started by: niftyprose on October 29, 2020, 05:57:50 pm

Title: Installing Hiero (more general reference to Sparky distribution template)
Post by: niftyprose on October 29, 2020, 05:57:50 pm
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/SoftwareProperties.py", line 109, in __init__
    self.reload_sourceslist()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 599, in reload_sourceslist
    self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)   
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 93, in get_sources
    (self.id, self.codename))
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Sparky/sid
niftyprose@niftynetbook2:~$

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
Title: Re: Installing Hiero (more general reference to Sparky distribution template)
Post by: lami07 on October 30, 2020, 08:24:37 am
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.
Title: Re: Installing Hiero (more general reference to Sparky distribution template)
Post by: pavroo on October 30, 2020, 09:25:39 pm
Moved it to Sparky repos, simply install it via apt or synaptic.