This is for all those Amarok 1.4 fans out there, who miss it, and are stuck with Amarok 2.x in (K)Ubuntu Jaunty. A few days ago, I was reading a discussion on Reddit, about the general frustration of users with Amarok 2.x, and I came across this jewel.
A noble soul has taken the efforts to package the Amarok 1.4 sources for Jaunty, and put them up at his Launchpad PPA Archives. The instructions to add a PPA can be found very easily on Launchpad, but here they are, just for your reference:
Add the repository to your sources list. You can do this by two methods:
- Add the following line to your apt sources list from a text editor:
OR, Add each of the above lines individually to the ‘Third Party Software’ in System > Administration > Software Sources, or Settings > Repositories in Synaptic
- Add the GPG key used to sign the package to your apt.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys AE74AE63
- Update your package list, and install the amarok14 package. It’ll automatically uninstall any amarok2.* packages installed on your system.