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Stable Release

INDI Library is available for Ubuntu 16.04 and higher. To install stable INDI Library, run the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update

After update is complete, you can install INDI and optionally Ekos:

  1. To Install INDI Library including all 3rd party drivers:
    sudo apt-get install indi-full gsc
  2. To install latest Ekos:
    sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding
  3. To Install only INDI Library with basic drivers:
    sudo apt-get install libindi1 indi-bin

Nightly Builds

1. Installing Nightly PPA builds

Nightly unstable builds for INDI and KStars are available. Do NOT use this in production. It is only available for testing purposes.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding gsc

Nightly build will replace INDI stable build packges.

2. Removing Night PPA and going back to stable PPA

If you would like to stop using Nightly PPA builds and instead return to using stable PPA builds then run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly 

Common Errors

If you receive an error about some package trying to overwrite another, try this:

sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" -f install
 

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3rd Party

Choose from the numerous 3rd party INDI drivers to suit your needs!

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