How to Install DrRacket on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 by the Command Line Interface

In this article I will show you how to install DrRacket, a popular Scheme editor and compiler, on Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

The generical steps are: add the PPA, update the system, install DrRacket.

DrRacket is a very  popular Development IDE, mostly used for Functional Programming.

How to install DrRacket on Ubuntu 13.04:

Add the PPA:
$ sudo su
# echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/plt/racket/ubuntu raring main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/plt/racket/ubuntu raring main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Update:
# apt-get update

Install DrRacket:
# apt-get install drracket

How to install DrRacket on Ubuntu 12.10:

Add the PPA:
$ sudo su
# echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/plt/racket/ubuntu quantal main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/plt/racket/ubuntu quantal main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Update:
# apt-get update

Install DrRacket:
# apt-get install drracket

How to install DrRacket on Ubuntu 12.04:

Add the PPA:
$ sudo su
# echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/plt/racket/ubuntu precise main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/plt/racket/ubuntu precise main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Update:
# apt-get update

Install DrRacket:
# apt-get install drracket

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One comment on “How to Install DrRacket on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 by the Command Line Interface
  1. Gavyn Long says:

    Just a quick note to say it seems the package name has changed on the above PPAs. The installation command should now read:

    # apt-get install racket

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