In this article, we will delve into the process of installing Sublime Text 2 instead of Sublime Text 3 from the webupd8team PPA. This step-by-step guide will help you understand each command and its parameters, ensuring a smooth installation process.
To install Sublime Text 2 instead of Sublime Text 3 from the webupd8team PPA, you can add the PPA using the
add-apt-repository command, update the package list with
apt-get update, and then install Sublime Text 2 with
apt-get install sublime-text. However, please note that if the Sublime Text 2 PPA has been replaced with Sublime Text 3 in the webupd8team repository, you won’t be able to install Sublime Text 2 using the PPA. In that case, you can consider manual installation by downloading the tar file from the official Sublime Text 2 website.
Sublime Text is a popular code editor that offers a wide range of features and plugins. While Sublime Text 3 is the latest version, some users may prefer to use Sublime Text 2 due to personal preference or compatibility issues. This article will guide you on how to install Sublime Text 2 from the webupd8team PPA.
Adding the Sublime Text 2 PPA
Firstly, open a terminal window. You can do this by searching for ‘terminal’ in your system’s search bar. Once the terminal is open, run the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2
add-apt-repository command allows you to add Personal Package Archive (PPA) to your system.
sudo is used to run this command with root privileges. The
ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2 is the PPA we are adding.
Updating the Package List
After adding the PPA, you need to update your system’s package list. This can be done by running the following command:
sudo apt-get update
apt-get update command fetches the package list from the repositories and “updates” them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies.
Installing Sublime Text 2
Once the package list is updated, you can install Sublime Text 2 by running:
sudo apt-get install sublime-text
apt-get install command is used to install a package, and
sublime-text is the package we want to install.
Please note that the Sublime Text 2 PPA may have been replaced with Sublime Text 3 in the webupd8team repository. If this is the case, you won’t be able to install Sublime Text 2 using the PPA.
If you still want to install Sublime Text 2, you can consider downloading the tar file from the official Sublime Text 2 website and manually installing it. This involves extracting the tar file, moving it to the
/opt/ directory, creating a symlink, and adding a start menu entry.
While Sublime Text 3 is the latest version and is actively maintained, it’s understandable that some users may want to stick with Sublime Text 2. This guide should help you install Sublime Text 2 from the webupd8team PPA or manually if necessary. Always remember to use the
sudo command with caution, as it allows you to make significant changes to your system.
Yes, you can install Sublime Text 2 instead of Sublime Text 3 from the webupd8team PPA by following the steps outlined in this article.
A PPA (Personal Package Archive) is a software repository for Ubuntu-based systems. It allows users to easily install and update software packages that are not available in the official Ubuntu repositories.
Some users may prefer to use Sublime Text 2 due to personal preference, familiarity with the older version, or compatibility issues with certain plugins or packages.
apt-get update command fetches the package list from the repositories and updates it to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies. This ensures that you have the latest information about available packages before installing or updating them.
Yes, if the Sublime Text 2 PPA is not available, you can manually install Sublime Text 2 by downloading the tar file from the official Sublime Text 2 website and following the manual installation steps mentioned in this article.
sudo command should be used with caution, as it allows you to execute commands with root privileges, which can make significant changes to your system. Make sure to verify the source and legitimacy of the commands you are executing with
sudo to avoid any potential harm to your system.
Yes, you can switch back to Sublime Text 3 by uninstalling Sublime Text 2 and installing Sublime Text 3 using the appropriate commands or by following the installation instructions provided by the Sublime Text 3 official website.
Sublime Text 2 is no longer officially supported or receiving updates. Sublime Text 3 is the actively maintained version with ongoing development and updates.