How To Install Minetest 0.4.9 On Ubuntu Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS And Their Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. For those who don’t know yet, Minetest is an open source Minecraft-like game. With both single player and multiplayer modes, it enables the users to craft items, walk, dig and build structures, and create new maps via the lightweight map generator. The latest version available is Minetest 0.4.9. For a list of changes, see the release notes.

how to install Minetest 0.4.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install Minetest 0.4.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Minetest 0.4.9 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the minetestc55 package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minetestdevs/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install minetestc55

Optional, to remove minetest, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove minetestc55

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