How to install National Geographic wallpaper on Ubuntu 16.04

 

How to install National Geographic wallpaper on Ubuntu 16.04

The National Geographic wallpaper is an application created by the Spanish blog Atareao. The application's sole purpose is to dowload the latest wallpaper of the day from the National Geographic website and sets it as the target system's desktop wallpaper automatically. This tutorial explains the installation procedure of National Geographic wallpaper on Ubuntu. 

 

Installation procedure

To start the installation procedure, first add the repo using the following command. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
Applications from atareao
More info: https://launchpad.net/~atareao/+archive/ubuntu/atareao
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpi42ryccd/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpi42ryccd/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 36FD5529 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpi42ryccd/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 36FD5529: public key "Launchpad PPA for atareao" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:imported: 1(RSA: 1)
OK

Next update the repo by executing the apt-get update command

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [6,296 B]
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [6,288 B]
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [3,348 B]
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages [249 kB]
Get:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Get:10 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [514 kB]
Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main i386 Packages [239 kB]
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Get:39 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse Translation-en [4,136 B]
Get:40 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,520 B]
Get:41 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main amd64 Packages [4,684 B]
Get:42 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main i386 Packages [4,684 B]
Get:43 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main Translation-en [3,216 B]
Get:44 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [3,324 B]
Fetched 4,559 kB in 45s (101 kB/s)
AppStream cache update completed, but some metadata was ignored due to errors.
Reading package lists... Done

The repositories have been updated in the target system. Now install the National Geographic wallpaper package and press y to continue with the installation. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install national-geographic-wallpaper -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
python3-croniter python3-crontab python3-cssselect python3-dateutil python3-tz
The following NEW packages will be installed:
national-geographic-wallpaper python3-croniter python3-crontab python3-cssselect python3-dateutil python3-tz
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 475 not upgraded.
Need to get 122 kB of archives.
After this operation, 644 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 national-geographic-wallpaper all 0.4.2-0extras16.04.0 [7,652 B]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 python3-dateutil all 2.4.2-1 [39.1 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 python3-tz all 2014.10~dfsg1-0ubuntu2 [24.6 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 python3-croniter all 0.3.8-1 [11.2 k]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 python3-crontab all 1.9.3-2 [15.1 kB]
Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 python3-cssselect all 0.9.1+git90c72b0-1 [24.5 kB]
Fetched 122 kB in 3s (33.8 kB/s)
Unpacking python3-crontab (1.9.3-2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package python3-cssselect.
Preparing to unpack .../python3-cssselect_0.9.1+git90c72b0-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking python3-cssselect (0.9.1+git90c72b0-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package national-geographic-wallpaper.
Preparing to unpack .../national-geographic-wallpaper_0.4.2-0extras16.04.0_all.deb ...
Unpacking national-geographic-wallpaper (0.4.2-0extras16.04.0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Setting up python3-dateutil (2.4.2-1) ...
Setting up python3-tz (2014.10~dfsg1-0ubuntu2) ...
Setting up python3-croniter (0.3.8-1) ...
Setting up python3-crontab (1.9.3-2) ...
Setting up python3-cssselect (0.9.1+git90c72b0-1) ...
Setting up national-geographic-wallpaper (0.4.2-0extras16.04.0) ...

The package has been installed successfully. For opening the package, type the package name in the Ubuntu dashboard and run the application. 
dashboard

The application is running, the application will ask for some settings to be done before displaying the wallpaper. Enter the required settings and press ok to apply the changes. 
settings

The wallpaper is set for the day. This application changes the wallpaper everyday from the National Geographic website

wallpaper

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

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get remove national-geographic-wallpaper -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
python3-croniter python3-crontab python3-cssselect python3-dateutil python3-tz
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
national-geographic-wallpaper
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 475 not upgraded.
After this operation, 39.9 kB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 176682 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing national-geographic-wallpaper (0.4.2-0extras16.04.0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? This application is very easy to use and the user doesn't have to change the wallpaper everyday. 


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