Install software in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal using the Ubuntu 10.10 Partner repository

Recently I upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) to 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). But I am having problem installing some software in the latest version from Ubuntu Software Center. Because the Ubuntu 11.04 Partner repository is not ready properly with all packages. I did a little hack here. After that, I have followed the following steps and installed those software.
Just open terminal and type the following line

gksudo /usr/bin/software-properties-gtk

Click on the “Other software” tab and then click on the “Add” button. Finally, add the following line

deb maverick partner

Some software may have compatibility issues. But still now I did not face any problem to installing software from Ubuntu 10.10 Partner repository.


Eftakhairul Islam

Hi, I'm Eftakhairul Islam, a passionate Software Engineer, Hacker and Open Source Enthusiast. I enjoy writing about technical things, work in a couple of startup as a technical advisor and in my spare time, I contribute a lot of open source projects.


2 thoughts on “Install software in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal using the Ubuntu 10.10 Partner repository

  1. i too upgraded to 11.04. what i had to do is create a new 6 gb file system to install it. was there any other way? when i used windows, it was very easy to upgrade from 98 to xp. shoudn’t ubuntu be easier? ( i used a usb stick to boot.)

    1. No. . you don’t need to create any new file system, if the previous version of Ubuntu is already installed in your pc. Then press ALT+F2, type update-manager –d and click Run. Update Manager will come and finally click Upgrade button to continue. That’s it. So, I think it’s more easier in Ubuntu than Windows.

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