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How to install Fractgen in Ubuntu

How to install Fractgen in Ubuntu

To install Fractgen in Ubuntu

Fractgen is an open source software used to generate fractals in Linux systems. It enables the users to zoom-in and save the image parameters as XML files. Users can also export calculated images as PNG files. Installation of Fractgen in Ubuntu is explained in this article.

Installation of Fractgen

Before installing Fractgen, add the repository by using the following commad.

root@linuxhelp1:~# add-apt-repository ppa:dreibh/ppa
 This is Thomas Dreibholz's software repository. It contains the following packages:
- rsplib - The Open Source implementation of Reliable Server Pooling (RSerPool)
- sctplib/socketapi - An userland SCTP implementation
- subnetcalc - An IPv4/IPv6 subnet calculator
- netperfmeter - A network performance meter for UDP, TCP, SCTP and DCCP
- bibtexconv - A BibTeX entry export tool
- slideshow - A XHTML/JavaScript slideshow generator 
- fractgen - A simple fractal generator based on Qt 4.x
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpeulgmb_k/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpeulgmb_k/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 916C56E0 from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmpeulgmb_k/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 916C56E0: public key "Launchpad PPA for Thomas Dreibholz" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

Update the newly added repository with the “apt-get update” command.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update 
Hit:1 xenial-security InRelease                         
Hit:2 xenial InRelease                              
Hit:3 xenial InRelease                                     
Ign:4  InRelease
Hit:5 xenial-updates InRelease       
Hit:6 xenial-backports InRelease     
Hit:7  Release
Get:8  Release.gpg [481 B]
Fetched 481 B in 1s (316 B/s)       
Reading package lists... Done

Now run the below command to install the fractgen package.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install fractgen -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  chrpath libcpprspserver2 librsplib2 libsctp1 rsplib-docs rsplib-fgp-cfgfiles rsplib-legacy-wrappers rsplib-tools
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  chrpath fractgen libcpprspserver2 librsplib2 libsctp1 rsplib-docs rsplib-fgp-cfgfiles rsplib-legacy-wrappers rsplib-tools
0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 35 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,050 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,019 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 xenial/universe amd64 chrpath amd64 0.16-1 [12.9 kB]
Get:2 xenial/main amd64 fractgen amd64 2.0.19-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0 [43.7 kB]
Get:3 xenial/main amd64 libsctp1 amd64 1.0.16+dfsg-3 [8,088 B]
Get:4 xenial/main amd64 librsplib2 amd64 3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0 [232 kB]
Get:5 xenial/main amd64 libcpprspserver2 amd64 3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0 [103 kB]
Get:6 xenial/main amd64 rsplib-docs all 3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0 [300 kB]
Get:7 xenial/main amd64 rsplib-fgp-cfgfiles all 3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0 [120 kB]
Setting up libcpprspserver2 (3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0) ...
Setting up rsplib-docs (3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0) ...
Setting up rsplib-fgp-cfgfiles (3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0) ...
Setting up rsplib-legacy-wrappers (3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0) ...
Setting up rsplib-tools (3.1.2~rc1.0-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...

Enter fractgen on the terminal to view the Fractgen software.


If you want to see different fractgen, change the values in the configuration.


After changing the values, different shape fractgen will display as shown below.


To uninstall Fractgen package

For removing the fractgen, run the below command.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get remove fractgen -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 30 not upgraded.
After this operation, 143 kB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 240949 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing fractgen (2.0.19-1ubuntu1~xenial1~ppa0) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ....

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