FieldWorks Nightly

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Instructions to install the nightly FieldWorks build. This process should work with Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, and 20.04.

Warning

WARNING: "nightly" experimental packages are untested, unsupported, may cause problems on your system, may corrupt your FieldWorks data, and may make it very difficult for you to upgrade to a future stable version of FieldWorks. If you just want to try out an alpha or beta of FieldWorks, contact a developer to find out how to do that which is much safer than installing a nightly package on your machine. Do not install nightly (experimental) packages unless you understand what you are getting into.

Install

Launch Terminal and paste in the following commands. You can paste in Terminal by pressing CTRL-SHIFT-V.

First paste this command to get sudo going. It may ask for your password.

sudo echo have sudo

Next paste these commands. You can omit unwanted repositories for your current testing, like llso:experimental.

wget -qO - http://packages.sil.org/sil.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
wget -qO - http://linux.lsdev.sil.org/downloads/sil-testing.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.sil.org/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main"
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.sil.org/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc)-experimental main"
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.lsdev.sil.org/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main"
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.lsdev.sil.org/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc)-updates main"
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.lsdev.sil.org/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc)-proposed main"
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.lsdev.sil.org/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc)-experimental main"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -dy fieldworks

This will install the PSO key, the LLSO key, add various PSO and LLSO package repositories, refresh the package list, and download but not install FieldWorks.

To install FieldWorks, launch and use Software or Synaptic or similar. Or run the following command in terminal. If you are asked questions in the terminal, you navigate the questions using TAB and ENTER.

sudo apt-get install fieldworks