NFD nightly APT repository

Last year, I started building NFD nightly packages in GitHub Actions. So far, installation is a manual procedure: the user must manually download the ZIP files from nfd-nightly.ndn.today, decompress them, and figure out the dependency among various .deb packages. Starting today, I'm publishing NFD nightly packages in an APT repository, and you can install them with apt-get command.

Add the NFD nightly APT repository

Add the repository with the command that matches your platform:

# Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic), amd64 (laptops and servers)
echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://nfd-nightly-apt.ndn.today/ubuntu bionic main" \
  | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nfd-nightly.list

# Ubuntu 20.04 (focal), amd64 (laptops and servers)
echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://nfd-nightly-apt.ndn.today/ubuntu focal main" \
  | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nfd-nightly.list

# Debian 10 (buster), amd64 (laptops and servers)
echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://nfd-nightly-apt.ndn.today/debian buster main" \
  | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nfd-nightly.list

# Debian 10 (buster), armv7 (Raspberry Pi 3 or 4)
echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://nfd-nightly-apt.ndn.today/debian buster main" \
  | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nfd-nightly.list

# Debian 10 (buster), armv6 (Raspberry Pi Zero W)
echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://nfd-nightly-apt.ndn.today/raspberrypi buster main" \
  | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nfd-nightly.list

If your operating system and CPU architecture combination is not listed, it is not supported by NFD nightly. See the previous post on how to request a new platform.

Install NFD nightly packages

First, you should update the package lists:

sudo apt update

Then, you can execute apt install command to install desired packages, for example:

sudo apt install libndn-cxx-dev nfd ndnping ndnpeek ndn-dissect

Switch between NFD installation methods

There are several methods to install NFD and related programs, including:

Packages created with different methods are possibly incompatible with each other. Therefore, if you want to switch between installation methods, it's recommended to delete the previous installation.

# delete packages from NFD nightly APT repository
sudo apt purge libndn-cxx
sudo rm -f /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nfd-nightly.list

# delete packages from NFD nightly downloads
sudo apt purge libndn-cxx

# delete packages from named-data PPA
sudo apt purge libndn-cxx
sudo rm -f /etc/apt/sources.list.d/named-data-ubuntu-ppa-*.list

# delete source code installation
# (execute in each source code directory)
sudo ./waf uninstall