The Kiwix Personal Package Archive (PPA) allows you to get the latest version of Kiwix and openZIM software on your Ubuntu system. Currently the following packages are available:
kiwix (desktop client),
kiwix-tools (includes kiwix-serve, kiwix-manage, kiwix-read, kiwix-search),
zim-tools (includes zimwriterfs), and development libraries like
libkiwix-dev. It builds packages for Ubuntu
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First, add the PPA to your system:
user@server:/# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kiwixteam/release Kiwix lets you access free knowledge – even offline. Store Wikipedia or any website on your mobile phone or computer, easily. See https://www.kiwix.org/ This PPA contains stable releases of Kiwix and openZIM software. More info: https://launchpad.net/~kiwixteam/+archive/ubuntu/release Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.
If the add-apt-repository command isn't found (it should be installed by default on most Ubuntu systems), you need to install it with
sudo apt install software-properties-common.
Then, install whatever package you want in the standard apt way:
sudo apt install <package>.
Browse the list of available packages and their versions.
A second PPA contains bleeding-edge packages built from the master development branch of each repository is also available. The usage instructions are mostly the same, just enable the repository with:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kiwixteam/dev.
It may take up to an hour for packages to be built and published in the dev PPA. Browse the list of available packages and their versions.
For pull requests not yet merged into master, packages can be downloaded as artifacts from CI.