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The latest INDI Source releases can be download from Github.

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Stable Release

INDI Library is available for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher. To install stable INDI Library, run the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update

After update is complete, you can install INDI and optionally Ekos:

  1. To Install INDI Library including all 3rd party drivers:
    sudo apt-get install indi-full gsc
  2. To install latest Ekos:
    sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding
  3. To Install only INDI Library with basic drivers:
    sudo apt-get install libindi1 indi-bin

Nightly Builds

1. Installing Nightly PPA builds

Nightly unstable builds for INDI and KStars are available. Do NOT use this in production. It is only available for testing purposes.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding gsc

Nightly build will replace INDI stable build packges.

2. Removing Night PPA and going back to stable PPA

If you would like to stop using Nightly PPA builds and instead return to using stable PPA builds then run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly 

Common Errors

If you receive an error about some package trying to overwrite another, try this:

sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" -f install
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Latest INDI Library, 3rdparty drivers and KStars are available for Fedora 31 and later.

The files are available in the Fedora Copr build system, located here: https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/xsnrg/

To enable the "bleeding" repositories for the latest builds from git, perform the following:

sudo dnf copr enable xsnrg/kstars-bleeding
sudo dnf copr enable xsnrg/stellarsolver-bleeding
sudo dnf copr enable xsnrg/libindi-bleeding
sudo dnf copr enable xsnrg/indi-3rdparty-bleeding
sudo dnf copr enable xsnrg/ekosdebugger

You should now have all the Copr repositories set up. The below commands are no different than if you were installing any rpm packages from any other repo.

If you only want to install the INDI library with basic drivers, type

sudo dnf install indi indi-libs

To install the 3rd party drivers you want (eqmod for example), just type

sudo dnf install indi-eqmod

To install all INDI drivers, use wildcard and type

sudo dnf install indi-*

Bleeding edge KStars can be installed using

sudo dnf install kstars

If for any reason you are not getting the new versions, please uninstall any old versions, and then add `--refresh` to the dnf command. example:

sudo dnf install kstars --refresh
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0. Login as root or use sudo.

1. Install layman to manage overlays if don't have this tool already.

sudo emerge -v app-portage/layman

2. Add brancik-overlay.xml file to the /etc/layman/overlays directory with the following content:

sudo nano -w /etc/layman/overlays/brancik-overlay.xml

        Ctibor Brancik's overlay
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                Ctibor Brančík

Or you can use layman-overlay-maker tool if you have >=app-portage/layman-2.0.0.

More info about Gentoo overlays and their management can be found on Gentoo wiki.

3. Add overlay:

sudo layman -f -a brancik-overlay

4. To install all available indilib drivers simply use provided portage set:

sudo emerge -v @indilib-drivers

5. If you want to install only drivers for the devices you use (as is the Gentoo way), you have to set appropriate USE flags:

Available USE flags (note that only 3rd party drivers are present, with exception of indi-qhy-old. All other drivers are installed by sci-libs/indilib itself):

nano -w /etc/portage/package.use/indilib

#Enable drivers USE flag which pulls sci-libs/indilib-drivers as dependency

sci-libs/indilib drivers

# To install indi_gphoto_ccd, indi_qhy_ccd and indi_sbig_ccd.
# sci-libs/indilib-drivers is a meta ebuild and works similar to x11-base/xorg-drivers package.

sci-libs/indilib-drivers gphoto2 qhy sbig

sudo emerge sci-libs/indilib::brancik-overlay

6. Note that ebuilds for stable release of indilib drivers (currently 1.0.0) are keyworded unstable (~amd64, ~x86 specifically) and live source ebuilds are all masked by package.mask. You will have to unmask them during installation (use emerge with --autounmask-write option). See official docs if you do not know this means exactly.

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MacOS users can either compile libindi from Source or use INDI as available from KStars MacOS release.