How To Install GetDeb Packages From Ubuntu Software Center

GetDeb is a website which provides Ubuntu applications not available from default Ubuntu packages or repositories. GetDeb has often provided PPAs for new or updated versions of software (e.g. VLC and Pidgin) which were not available from the default Ubuntu repository. While GetDeb packages can be installed from, you can install these packages from the Ubuntu Software Center directly by following the below procedure.

First of all, enter the following command in the Terminal.

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Then open Synaptic Package Manager from the Unity Dash or from Applications –> Settings –> Repositories (using the classic menu). Click on Add and enter the repository given below. Then click Add Source to add it to Synaptic.

deb natty-getdeb apps


Go back to the main window of Synaptic Package manager and click Reload button to apply the changes.


Now you will be able to obtain packages directly from the Ubuntu Software Center.