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I am unable to install Uberwriter on Loki. I get the following when trying to run apt-get update after adding the uberwriter repo with sudo add-apt-repository:

W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/w-vollprecht/ppa/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/w-vollprecht/ppa/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Is there a way to override this? Another question here suggested commenting out the cdrom entry in sources.list but that makes no difference.

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UberWriter does not support Ubuntu 16.04 (upon which elementary is based), thus the command to add the PPA fails.

You may however install it from source with the following:

  1. Install pre-requisite packages: sudo apt install build-essential

  2. Grab the code: bzr branch lp:uberwriter

  3. From inside the project directory, install UberWriter with sudo python setup.py install.

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