Regina for Ubuntu: Yakkety (Ubuntu 16.10)

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) already comes with Regina, but this is an old version (4.96).

To install the newest version of Regina, follow these instructions.

You only need to follow these steps the first time you install Regina. After this, Ubuntu's Software Updater will handle upgrades for you, just like for any other Ubuntu package.

  1. Add Regina's location to your list of repositories. To do this, open the Ubuntu Software application and select Software & Updates from the main menu.

  2. Now search for Regina in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

    Click on the package name (or icon, or description), and you will see more information. You should ensure that the version is correct (i.e., you are getting the latest version of Regina from this site, not the older version that is already bundled into Ubuntu).

    Once you are satisfied that Ubuntu has found the right version, press Install and you are finished!

  3. The Ubuntu Software Centre has a somewhat chequered history with supporting third-party software, and so you may have trouble installing Regina and/or seeing the latest version.

    If this happens to you, your best solution is to finish the installation by typing commands into a terminal. Open a new terminal window, and type:

    sudo apt-get install regina-normal

    If you want to know exactly which version is installed and/or which versions Ubuntu is aware of, you can type:

    apt-cache policy regina-normal

The procedure above only installs the main packages regina-normal and regina-normal-doc, which is all that most people will need.

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