Installing Ethereum on Ubuntu 12.04

machinerymachinery Member Posts: 11
Hello all,

I am trying to follow the instructions here: https://github.com/ethereum/cpp-ethereum/wiki/Building on a Ubuntu 12.04 machine.

When I run the following command:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libgmp-dev libgmp3-dev libcrypto++-dev \
git cmake libboost1.53-all-dev automake libtool libleveldb-dev yasm unzip libminiupnpc-dev \
qtbase5-dev qt5-default

I get the following error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... 50%
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libboost1.53-all-dev
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'libboost1.53-all-dev'

I am pretty new to linux, but after looking around a bit I thought maybe libboost1.53 was for ubuntu 13.10 only, so I tried the same code but with libboost1.48. This time I got a different error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package qtbase5-dev
E: Unable to locate package qt5-default

Are these errors because the instructions are highly specific to ubuntu 13.10 or something else? And a slightly different question: If I want to use the ethereum client as smoothly as possible, and keep up to date on it as much as possible, should I switch to ubuntu 13.10? (Since it seems developers are testing everything out for this OS)
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