Install Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 16.04 via GetDeb Repo

The popular Ubuntu Tweak project was officially dead in early May, 2016. ubuntu-tweak.com redirects to the author’s another website. If you still are attached to this tool, here’s how to install Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 16.04 via the third-party GetDeb repository.

Install Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 16.04 via GetDeb Repo

First, open up a terminal and edit sources.list file.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Then at the end of this file, append the following line which will enable GetDeb repository.

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps

Save and close this file. Run the following command to import GetDeb GPG key to your Ubuntu 16.04 system.

wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

Now update local package index and install Ubuntu-tweak.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ubuntu-tweak

Ubuntu tweak

Launch Ubuntu tweak from Unity Dash or by issuing this command in terminal:

ubuntu-tweak

install ubuntu-tweak on ubuntu 16.04

To remove it, use this command

sudo apt remove ubuntu-tweak

To remove GetDeb repository, simply add a comment sign (#) before the APT line in sources.list file.

#deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps

Then update local package index.

sudo apt update

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