Time ago I written a post about how to have Discord installed using my own PPA mentioning that there were some limitations on the actual way of having Discord installed.
For those who don’t know, Termius is probably the best AIO client for handling SSH connections nowadays: it provides an easy way to configure and connect to a remote (or local) server using SSH with a few clicks; it has an accounting system for synchronizing your keys between devices; and allows direct SFTP connections with the remote machine.
The main problem is that Termius is only available for downloading directly as a standalone
.deb file (without the possibility
to upgrade automatically) or using the Snap Store. Taking into account that there are lots of people against Snapcraft due to privacy reasons and
being forced to just use Snap binaries (plus the fact that Snap applications do not have the greatest performance), adding this application
to my own repository was nothing but an advantage.
How it works?
Same as Discord’s PPA, the
.deb file for Termius is available at the following
With that in mind, an application runs every fifteen minutes and downloads the latest file provided by the Termius team. Then the PPA is updated and, if a new version is available, served to the users.
In that way, the PPA is always up-to-date (with a delay of at most 15 minutes) and the end-user can have the stable installation of Termius in their computers.
Firstly, we need to import the GPG repository keys. In a previous version this was done using
apt-key command, but as for January 2021 it’s deprecated and the recommended way has changed and it’s a bit larger:
This is for authenticating the repository and avoiding someone phishing you if there is any kind of trouble with the DNS.
Then, add the repository to your
sources.list as follows:
- For the stable version, use the
- For the beta version, use the
- You can use HTTPS if you want.
Finally, update and install Termius:
Uninstalling Termius and repository
If you would like to remove Termius from your computer and remove the repository from your
sources.list, run the following commands:
Final thoughts and considerations
⚠ The repository (https://ppa.javinator9889.com) shares binaries with Discord so adding it to your Linux distribution may conflict with any other Discord PPA. Keep this in mind if you encounter any failures ⚠
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