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Install Popcorn Time in Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian via PPA

via: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/install-popcorn-time-in-ubuntu-or.html

To add the WebUpd8 Popcorn Time PPA and install the app in Ubuntu / Linux Mint (and elementary OS along with Ubuntu derivatives: Xubuntu, Kubuntu, etc.), use the following commands:

$ [sudo] add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime
$ [sudo] apt-get update
$ [sudo] apt-get install popcorn-time

To install Popcorn Time from the WebUpd8 PPA repository in Debian, use the following commands:

su -
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/popcorntime/ubuntu trusty main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-popcorntime.list
echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/popcorntime/ubuntu trusty main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-popcorntime.list
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EEA14886
apt-get update
apt-get install popcorn-time
exit
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commented Apr 20, 2017

it@it-squad ~ $ add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime
Eroare: trebuie să fiți root
it@it-squad ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime
[sudo] password for it:
'Acest PPA nu suport\xc4\x83 trusty'
Nu se poate adăuga PPA: „'Acest PPA nu suport\xc4\x83 trusty'”.
it@it-squad ~ $

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commented Apr 15, 2018

Doesn't work anymore :( :( :( :(

shamim@shamim-H55H-M:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime
[sudo] password for shamim:
Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~webupd8team/ubuntu/popcorntime'.
The team named '~webupd8team' has no PPA named 'ubuntu/popcorntime'
Please choose from the following available PPAs:

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  • 'atraci': Atraci
  • 'brackets': Brackets
  • 'experiments': Experiments
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  • 'sublime-text-2': Sublime Text 2
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  • 'subtitle-utils': Subtitle utils
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  • 'themes': WebUpd8 Themes Repository
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  • 'tt-rss': Tiny Tiny RSS
  • 'unstable': Unstable / Backports
  • 'vlmc': VLMC Daily Builds PPA
  • 'y-ppa-manager': Y PPA Manager
    shamim@shamim-H55H-M:$ apt-get update
    Reading package lists... Done
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
    W: Problem unlinking the file /var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin - RemoveCaches (13: Permission denied)
    W: Problem unlinking the file /var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin - RemoveCaches (13: Permission denied)
    shamim@shamim-H55H-M:
    $ apt-get update
    Reading package lists... Done
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
    W: Problem unlinking the file /var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin - RemoveCaches (13: Permission denied)
    W: Problem unlinking the file /var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin - RemoveCaches (13: Permission denied)
    shamim@shamim-H55H-M:$ sudo apt-get update
    Hit:1 http://mirror.dhakacom.com/ubuntu-archive bionic InRelease
    Hit:2 http://mirror.dhakacom.com/ubuntu-archive bionic-updates InRelease
    Hit:3 http://mirror.dhakacom.com/ubuntu-archive bionic-backports InRelease
    Hit:4 http://mirror.dhakacom.com/ubuntu-archive bionic-security InRelease
    Ign:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexlarsson/flatpak/ubuntu bionic InRelease
    Hit:6 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
    Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/papirus/papirus/ubuntu bionic InRelease
    Ign:8 https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_17.10 ./ InRelease
    Err:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexlarsson/flatpak/ubuntu bionic Release
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.95.83 80]
    Get:10 https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_17.10 ./ Release [980 B]
    Ign:12 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
    Hit:13 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
    Reading package lists... Done
    E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexlarsson/flatpak/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
    shamim@shamim-H55H-M:
    $ apt-get install popcorn-time
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
    shamim@shamim-H55H-M:$ sudo apt-get install popcorn-time
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package popcorn-time
    shamim@shamim-H55H-M:
    $
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commented Apr 17, 2018

@shamim2018 Webupd8 team feared legal repercussions (allegedly some people were jailed for even mentioning PT) so they removed the PPA. It doesnt work any more. The only option is to go to PT homepage and install it manually from the tar.gz file. You can search online how to install tar.gz files.

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