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I want to install nextcloud-client on my Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan). To achieve this I followed the instructions:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nextcloud-devs/client
sudo apt-get update

The update statement shows that the ppa was added:

...
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nextcloud-devs/client/ubuntu eoan InRelease
...

Installing the package fails:

sudo apt install nextcloud-client
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package nextcloud-client

Where is my mistake ?

  • Try to search the package with "apt-cache search nextcloud" – D'Arcy Nader Oct 26 '19 at 17:26
  • @D'ArcyNader Good idea. This command returns multiple hits, but I can not identify which belongs to my freshly added ppa. Because of this I ran apt-cache search -f nextcloud | grep "Version: 2" There is no 2.6 in the list, this is the version I expect to be in the ppa. I only see 2.5.3-1 and older. – Marged Oct 26 '19 at 18:46
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    The deb package isn't available on the archive directory , only the source is available. Also building nextcloud-client from source on Ubuntu Eoan will fail with Unmet and missing dependencies. (e,g: kdelibs5-dev isn't available for Eoan) – GAD3R Oct 26 '19 at 19:01
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    why don't you write an answer , what you are saying is definitely right ! – D'Arcy Nader Oct 26 '19 at 19:09
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    @GAD3R ah, I didn't expect this. Are there alternatives for 19.10 ? – Marged Oct 26 '19 at 19:15
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The .deb package isn't available on the archive directory , only the source is available. Also building nextcloud-client from source on Ubuntu Eoan will fail with Unmet and missing dependencies. e,g: kdelibs5-dev isn't available for Eoan

Update

The nextcloud-client can be installed on Ubuntu 19.10 from the beta repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nextcloud-devs/client-beta
sudo apt install nextcloud-client
  • Thanks a lot for the update. From the beta repo I get a 2.7 version, at present there is no official version of nextcloud with that number. Is this some 2.6 based version with a "fake" version to differentiate beta and non-beta repo ? – Marged Oct 28 '19 at 7:27
  • @Marged It is a testing repository which contain the latest build , it can be used until a new upload is done in the stable repository. As you can see the repository is very active , every day , a new upload is available. – GAD3R Oct 28 '19 at 9:43
  • My point was more that I don't know of a 2.7 version of nextcloud-client. The releases on github show 2.6.1-rc for example, but no 2.7. And the testing repository does not contain any 2.6 version at all. This is what I was trying to understandt – Marged Oct 28 '19 at 10:30

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