Fix for missing apt-add-repository in Debian

Anant Shrivastava has created an excellent script to provide an equal functionality in Debian which is misssing this command.

I’ve taken the liberty to include the script below, however I’ll refer you to the original post for details and updates.

#!/bin/bash
if [ $# -eq 1 ]
NM=`uname -a && date`
NAME=`echo $NM | md5sum | cut -f1 -d" "`
then
	ppa_name=`echo "$1" | cut -d":" -f2 -s`
	if [ -z "$ppa_name" ]
	then
		echo "PPA name not found"
		echo "Utility to add PPA repositories in your debian machine"
		echo "$0 ppa:user/ppa-name"
	else
		echo "$ppa_name"
		echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/$ppa_name/ubuntu lucid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
		apt-get update >> /dev/null 2> /tmp/${NAME}_apt_add_key.txt
		key=`cat /tmp/${NAME}_apt_add_key.txt | cut -d":" -f6 | cut -d" " -f3`
		apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys $key
		rm -rf /tmp/${NAME}_apt_add_key.txt
	fi
else
	echo "Utility to add PPA repositories in your debian machine"
	echo "$0 ppa:user/ppa-name"
fi

 


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