0

I am trying to install Soundnode (a soundcloud client for linux). I ran the following in terminal as directed in their website.

curl -s https://packagecloud.io/install/repositories/JonasGroeger/soundnode/script.deb.sh | sudo bash

But when i do so i get the following error

Unable to download repo config from: https://packagecloud.io/install/repositories/JonasGroeger/soundnode/config_file.list?os=elementary&dist=loki&source=script

This usually happens if your operating system is not supported by packagecloud.io, or this script's OS detection failed.

I am a linux newbie and don't know what all that means.

Can you help me here? If a solution to the above problem is not obvious, then there is a linux 64 bit zip file available at their site http://www.soundnodeapp.com. Can you tell me how to install from this if above method is not possible?

0

This is a common issue where application installation scripts don't support Ubuntu based distro's like elementary OS. Like the error mentions:

This usually happens if your operating system is not supported by packagecloud.io, or this script's OS detection failed.

You can override the OS detection by setting os= and dist= prior to running this script. You can find a list of supported OSes and distributions on our website: https://packagecloud.io/docs#os_distro_version

For example, to force Ubuntu Trusty: os=ubuntu dist=trusty ./script.sh

There is already an issue opened: https://github.com/Soundnode/soundnode-app/issues/1008 It contains the following workaround:

curl -s https://packagecloud.io/install/repositories/JonasGroeger/soundnode/script.deb.sh | sudo os=ubuntu dist=xenial bash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install soundnode

(Tip in general: check the application's issue queue)

Hopefully they will provide a Snap / Flatpack / AppImage. Then you wouldn't have this issue. Also see: https://github.com/Soundnode/soundnode-app/issues/984

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.