Linux Setup Guide < Ubuntu install
packages are available for: 12.10, 12.04, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04, 9.10, 9.04, 8.10
For packaging requests or complaints, please contact the packagers.
Ubuntu 9.10 and newer
10.04 & 10.10 have propretary drivers for ATI & Nvidia GPU's in the menu aplication / system / additionnal drivers (they are not free but mandatory if spring is very slow and the ground of the map ingame is full white ); ATI catalyst config panel ask password for be edited but always get a bad password error for open it it need to open console and write :" sudo amdcccle "then that will ask the password and accept it
Go to Applications - Ubuntu Software Center, search for springlobby and click go. If you want to be able to play online, see the next section.
Updating to newer releases
Go to System - Administration - Software Sources, click the Other tab, click Add. Type ppa:spring/ppa and close the window. Allow it to reload the packages, and you will find the new version of Spring and Spring Lobby in update manager.
If you're running Ubuntu 10.10, see "Missing repositories in Ubuntu 10.10 on this help page for software sources: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 9.04 and 8.10
We now have a maintained and up to date APT repository for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) and 8.10 (Intrepid). If you have some older version of Ubuntu, you can easily upgrade with these instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading.
You will need to add the Spring PPA below and install the springlobby package. Or you can upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 and just install the springlobby package from the new Software Center.
Installing the repository key
First, we need to add the Launchpad PPA package-signing key; this allows Ubuntu to know the packages have been provided by the right people can can be trusted to be installed. If you skip this step then Ubuntu will complain about an unverifiable package every time there's an update for Spring.
Go to: 
Cut and paste the page contents to a file called ppa-spring.pgp or something recognizable like that. Do not use Save As in your browser, as this will likely not work because of added HTML formatting. You can use Applications - Accessories - Text Editor to copy&paste into and save to disk.
Security-conscious people can go to the Spring Developers PPA page at launchpad.net to verify that the key mentioned above is indeed the right one to trust.
Now go to System - Administration - Software Sources and click on the Authentication tab to add the saved ppa-spring.pgp with the Import Key File button. The new key should now pop up in the list.
Installing the repository
In System - Administration - Software Sources, click on the Third-Party Software tab. Then, click the Add button, and paste one of the two lines corresponding to your Ubuntu release (9.04 or 8.10).
Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope":
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/spring/ubuntu jaunty main
Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex": Note: Please note if out of date. (It i easy enough to try.)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/spring/ubuntu intrepid main
Close the dialog, and click on Reload when it asks.
After that is done, you can just CLICK HERE TO INSTALL EVERYTHING. Alternatively, you can head to System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager, and search for spring. For the bare essentials, you will need to install the spring-engine and springlobby packages.
SpringLobby can be found in Applications - Games after install. (Please note that you also need mods and maps to play. The easiest way to get them is to download them from within SpringLobby itself.
Alternative installation using the terminal
Press Alt-F2 to run a command. Enter:
gksudo -- wget -O - "http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xFC66403D8670A035" | \ apt-key add -
This will add the Spring-Developers PPA package-signing key to the list of keys that Ubuntu should trust for software packages. (See above for more info).
Ubuntu 10.10 and newer
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:spring sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install spring
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/springproject.list
Copy and paste the following into the file:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/spring/ubuntu jaunty main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/spring/ubuntu jaunty main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/spring/ubuntu intrepid main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/spring/ubuntu intrepid main
Save the file. You can then either use the graphical package manager Synaptic (System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager) and search for spring related packages, or just install spring from a terminal using:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install spring spring-maps-default
You can view the web page for the repository here. Additional packages (such as one for Kernel Panic) are there as well.
The package installs the Spring executable at
/usr/games/spring and read-only data in