Install Caffeine from sources on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

I have previously written a post showing you how to compile software from source. You can find it here.

In this article I will show you how to install Caffeine 2.4.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, from sources.

1. Download the caffeine*.tar.gz file, like this:

$ wget

2. Extract the tar.gz archive:

$ tar -xzvf caffeine_2.4.1+419~oneiric1.tar

3. Create the makefile:

$ cd recipe-2.4.1+419
$ ./update_translations

4. Now, as root, compile the sources:

$ sudo su
# make

5. Install the application, as root:

# make install

6. Remove the temporary unusefull files created by the installation, as root:

# make clean

To uninstall, just type, as root:

# make uninstall

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4 comments on “Install Caffeine from sources on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail
  1. Fred says:

    In step # 3 I get a returned error stating “No such file or directory”. How do I get around this?

  2. linuxER says:

    I have fixed the error. tip: always read the README to find out the name of the file needed for creating the makefile.

    in the step 3, do ./update_translations (usually it is ./configure, but this time it tricked me and I did not pay enough attention when I wrote it.)

  3. Vadim says:

    1 -> Add ppa: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa
    2 -> Go to Software & Updates > Other Software > Select: raring main > Edit > Change raring to quantal
    3 -> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install caffeine
    4 -> profit

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