How To Install Intrepid Ibex Blender 2.46 In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

by vitalbodies on October 28th, 2008

How To Install Intrepid Ibex Blender 2.46 In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

This HOW TO is for those who want to run the newest version of Blender In Ubuntu.

Your best bet is to simply Update Ubuntu to Ibex. If you can not do that for some reason here is a possible work around.

Builds:
amd64

i386

lpia

Or at least version 2.46 depending on when you read this…

Because the W Grant repos do not contain the 64 bit blender anymore we have added this new post.

This is an advanced technique for adding the latest Blender to Hardy Heron Ubuntu.

Essentially the technique uses the APT-GET command to add the Intrepid Ibex Blender Package to Hardy Heron.

NOTE: You would definitely want to use this trick at your own risk.

According to rickyrockrat: “You are mixing repositories, so you can get into dependency hell. I’ve not personally had it happen, but never want it to.

You’ll try to update one thing, and apt will grab the latest version, then it will start down the dependency tree. If you start to ‘fix’ this tree, you could wind up down a dark hole fast.

Bottom line is this is a major hack, and I’m lucky it worked in the first place! It’s kinda like using a screwdriver for a prybar. Does it work? Is it designed to be used that way? No. Don’t tempt Murpy!”

Temporarily add (to /etc/apt/sources.list):

System > Administration > Software Sources > Third Party Software

Copy this:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe

Click the Add button and paste then click the Add Source button.

Copy this:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main

Click the Add button and paste then click the Add Source button.

Click the Close button.

Click the Reload button.

Note: Be sure to un-check these two lines when you are done.

Run apt-get update:

Open the terminal: Applications > Accessories > Terminal.

We had un-installed Blender so we ran this command in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install blender

Follow the on screen instructions (we had to click “y” and then the “Enter” key).

If you did not remove Blender you might try this command:

sudo apt-get upgrade blender

If you have blender 2.45 installed:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

Once the program is installed and you should un-check the two Intrepid Ibex entries.

If you do not, you could run into complications for your Ubuntu system.

System > Administration > Software Sources > Password > Third Party Software >

Un-check the two Intrepid Ibex entries…

Then in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get update.

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VitalBodies would like to thank rickyrockrat for sharing this technique!

And Blender.org

SEE THE LATEST POSTS ABOUT BLENDER FOR AN UPDATE: CLICK > BLENDER

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5 Comments
  1. how can i install blender whilt not having internet at home but have cyber near about i mean from a cd

  2. If you have Wifi near by, you can connect and simply Enable Blender.
    Applications > Add/Remove > All Open Source Applications > Search > Blender > Check the check box > Apply Changes.

    If no internet you can try:
    System > Administration > Software Sources > Password > Check the CDROM with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron > Close.

    Then try:

    Applications > Add/Remove > All Open Source Applications > Search > Blender > Check the check box > Apply Changes.

    And see if loads from the CD.

    Is your CD Ubuntu or Blender?

  3. Mandon permalink

    Hi,

    I try this and work like a charm!.

    Thanks for this tip.

    Is there any way to upgrade to 2.48a?

    Regards
    Armando

  4. One can always un-install Blender and down load and install the latest Blender from the Blender site. Otherwise, one can learn to package Blender for Ubuntu so all us ubuntu Blender heads can have the latest. If someone is already doing that then you have to check the repositories and see if that version is available and in what repository. Sometimes the new versions are, but you have to enable advanced Software Sources temporarily to make use of them. …And then un-enable.

  5. cool, it works and thanks you!

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