How to install Efax-gtk on Ubuntu 17.04

How to install Efax-gtk on Ubuntu 17.04

The Efax-gtk is a GUI front end for the 'efax' fax program. It can be used to send and receive faxes with a fax modem and also to view, print and manage received faxes. It can also automatically e-mail a received fax to a designated user and automatically print a received fax. This tutorial explains about the installation procedure of Efax-gtk on Ubuntu. 

 

Installation procedure

To start the installation procedure, add the repo by executing the following command. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
This repository contains collection of customized, updated, ported and backported
packages for two last LTS releases and latest pre-LTS release.
Packages for older releases relocated to ppa:eugenesan/archive or deleted.
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Disclaimer:
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
* Packages in this a nd related PPAs are for personal use only.
  They developed specifically for several custom environments and may not work for you.
* Usage of packages in this PPA, in some forms, might contradict licenses of software
  packaged in this and related PPAs. End users and administrator are responsible for
  runtime licensing and possible legal consequences.
* Some packages provided with their dependencies while some might require additional
  Ubuntu repositories and external PPAs. Below is the list of
.
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gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmpep5uscs5/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmpep5uscs5/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key E61380B28313A596: public key "Launchpad synergy+" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:imported: 1
OK

The repositories are added to the target system. Now update the repo by executing the apt-get update command

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security InRelease [89.2 kB]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu zesty InRelease [15.4 kB]
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty InRelease
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates InRelease [89.2 kB]
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu zesty/main i386 Packages [1,108 B]
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu zesty/main amd64 Packages [1,100 B]
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu zesty/main Translation-en [1,288 B]
Hit:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports InRelease
Fetched 197 kB in 3s (61.9 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

To install the package, run the efax-gtk command and press y to continue with the installation procedure. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install efax-gtk -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
heirloom-mailx s-nail
Suggested packages:
exim4 | mail-transport-agent
The following NEW packages will be installed:
efax-gtk heirloom-mailx s-nail
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 53 not upgraded.
Need to get 796 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,557 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty/universe amd64 efax-gtk amd64 3.2.8-2.1 [450 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty/universe amd64 s-nail amd64 14.8.16-1 [341 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty/universe amd64 heirloom-mailx all 14.8.16-1 [4,652 B]
Fetched 796 kB in 9s (87.2 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package efax-gtk.
(Reading database ... 168833 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../efax-gtk_3.2.8-2.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking efax-gtk (3.2.8-2.1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package s-nail.
Preparing to unpack .../s-nail_14.8.16-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking s-nail (14.8.16-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package heirloom-mailx.
Preparing to unpack .../heirloom-mailx_14.8.16-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking heirloom-mailx (14.8.16-1) ...
Setting up efax-gtk (3.2.8-2.1) ...
Setting up s-nail (14.8.16-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+17.04.20170406-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.6.1-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu5) ...
Setting up heirloom-mailx (14.8.16-1) ...

For opening the application, type the application name in the ubuntu dashboard and click on the icon to run it. 

ubuntu dashboard

The application is running successfully and now the application can be used for various fax purposes. 

efax-gtk

For removing the package, execute the following remove command and press y to continue with the uninstallation. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get remove efax-gtk -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
heirloom-mailx s-nail
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
efax-gtk
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 53 not upgraded.
After this operation, 1,826 kB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 168886 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing efax-gtk (3.2.8-2.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+17.04.20170406-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.6.1-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu5) ...

Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? The efax-gtk has a socket interface to provide a virtual printer for sending faxes from word processors and similar programs. 


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