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Btsync-Gui Installation Issue On Ubuntu Lucid

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Hi, I'm already using Bittorrent sync on a NAS and PCs and smartphone. It's really surprising easy and cool to use; thanks for the development of such a great tool!


Today I wanted to install the GUI on an older PC running Ubuntu Lucid (10.04). As usual I added the repository:


>> add-apt-repository ppa:tuxpoldo/btsyncsh

made an update:

>> apt-get update

and finally wanted to install (as I did on my Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) without issues):

>> apt-get install btsync-gui

but it's telling me:

E: Paket btsync-gui konnte nicht gefunden werden

(package cannot be found)

After several tries I'm under the impression that btsync-gui needs pyython-gi which is not available under Lucid.

Is there another way to set this cool tool up on an old installation?

Thanks a lot in advance


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Hi areichel,
the reason btsync-gui is not available for Ubuntu Lucid is that it requires the library python-requests that is not included in the repositories:

Linux netpoldo32 2.6.32-58-386 #121-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 22:04:27 UTC 2014 i686 GNU/LinuxUbuntu 10.04.4 LTSWelcome to YeaSoft's NetPoldo Ubuntu 10.04.4-51 Rescue System!Created from Ubuntu (lucid) on 2014-05-16 21:14 +0200 using - UIC (Unified Installation Creator) 0.16.6 - netpoldo-1004-32 10.04.4-51 uic template * Documentation:         login: Sun May 18 15:40:29 2014 from macpoldo.yea.yeasoft.netnetpoldo32 ~ # apt-cache search python-requestsnetpoldo32 ~ #

I you really want to install btsync-gui on Ubuntu Lucid, you have to find a source for the python-request library. Perhaps there is some PPA around.... You have to search for it.


If you have found a source for the requests library, you should edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tuxpoldo-btsync-lucid.list and change the contents to


deb precise maindeb-src precise main


But I will give absolutely no warranty that this may work....

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