How do I enable the “Universe” in Ubuntu/Feisty using the command line?

…submitted by Ken… Here’s the actual question: How do I enable the Universe in <Ubuntu> Feisty using the command line? My graphics suck so I don’t have a gui.

Well, as long as Feisty still uses the same configuration that Edgy used (I’ll verify this later), and as long as you’re into using “apt-get” (if you’re not you’re apt-screwed), then it’s easy. Just edit:

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

…and follow the instructions right in the file. You’ll simply uncomment (remove the hash mark at the beginning of) the lines that end in “universe“. The next time you use apt-get update you will have many more options available to you. Enjoy!

Or if you’re really adventurous, you could uncomment the lines that end in “multiverse“. By the way, “Multiverse” is a great song by one of my all-time favorite bands, VoiVod. Now you *really* learned something today, didn’t you?

And while you’re in there, be sure to comment-out the line about the cdrom as a source. It’s one of the first lines in the file. You don’t want to be popping the cdrom in there ever time you want to add a package when it’s all available via the web, right?


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