How To Install FreeCiv 2.4.3 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS 0.3, Deepin 2014 And Other Ubuntu 14.04 Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FreeCiv is an open-source version of the Civilization game. The latest version available is FreeCiv 2.4.3, which has been released recently. For a full list of changes, see the official release notes.

In this article I will show you how to install FreeCiv 2.4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives.

Because will be soon available via the GetDeb repository, installing FreeCiv 2.4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the freeciv-client-gtkĀ freeciv-client-sdl package. Like this:

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freeciv-client-gtk freeciv-client-sdl

Optional, to remove freeciv, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove freeciv-client-gtk freeciv-client-sdl

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