On November 10, 2008, a new release of Banshee, one of the most popular music players for Linux, came out with new features and benefits (Banshee 1.4). Here’s how to upgrade your existing installation to the latest version (you can adapt this guide for other Linux distributions as well, but it was specifically written for Ubuntu 8.10):
Open your “/etc/apt/sources.list” file for edit by typing this into the terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add these lines to “sources.list”, and then close the editor:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ubuntu intrepid main
Refresh your sources by typing the following into the terminal:
sudo apt-get update
If you have Banshee installed already, you should now see an available update. Go ahead and run the update to get the latest Banshee 1.4 installed on your system.
If you don’t already have Banshee installed, you should be able to install Banshee 1.4 by typing the following into the terminal:
sudo apt-get install banshee
Now, you should be good to go! Enjoy the many new features and benefits of Banshee 1.4!
If you have a different version of Ubuntu, you may need to change the sources.list items to reflect that. Refer to this page for instructions.