A friend recently upgraded to the latest release of Ubuntu and found that they had replaced Amarok 1.4 with the incredibly nasty Amarok 2. I spent a day messing with Amarok2 trying to get it to behave but it just wouldn’t. Not to mention the CPU spikes it was causing, so we trashed it.
I tried other media players but after 3 – 4 years of using Amarok I’ve been spoiled and have come to rely on certain features no other player has.
So today I hunted down a way to install Amarok 1.4 in Jaunty and found this PPA
Here are the steps I took…
Add the PPA to your sources by creating a new file for the Amarok PPA:
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/amarok.list
Then in that new file add the following two lines:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bogdanb/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bogdanb/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
Add the key for the PPA:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com \ 0x1d7e9dd033e89ba781e32a24b9f1c432ae74ae63
Now update your sources, remove Amarok2 and install Amarok1.4:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get remove amarok sudo apt-get install amarok14
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