Raspbian Trinity Repository Installation Instructions

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On this page you can read the instructions to install or upgrade Trinity Desktop Environment on your Raspbian system.

Available versions and architectures

R14.0.x series

Official TDE packages are available for the following versions of Raspbian.

  • buster : armhf
  • stretch : armhf
  • jessie : armhf
  • wheezy : armhf (up to R14.0.6 only)

Additionally, unofficial but well-trusted rolling builds are available for a broader set of versions, including bullseye.

These are built and maintained by Slávek Banko.


There is no support for this TDE version in Raspbian.

Configure the package manager

Add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

NOTE 1: make sure to replace <your-distribution> with your actual distribution name.

NOTE 2: deb-src lines following are optional.

TDE R14.0.x

deb http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-r14.0.x               raspbian-<your-distribution>  main
deb http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-builddeps-r14.0.x     raspbian-<your-distribution>  main
deb-src http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-r14.0.x           raspbian-<your-distribution>  main
deb-src http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-builddeps-r14.0.x raspbian-<your-distribution>  main

Import GPG signing key

The best way to install GPG key is to manually download and install package trinity-keyring. The advantage is that this method of installation is not dependent on the availability of the key server. Another advantage is that the key is not integrated into the global apt keyring, but is installed as a separate file:

wget http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-keyring.deb
sudo dpkg -i trinity-keyring.deb

Install Trinity

If you are doing a fresh TDE installation, please follow the steps listed below.
If you are upgrading from an existing R14.0.x version, please follow the instruction under the upgrading section.

Fresh R14.0.x installation

The following steps are suggested for installing the latest R14.0.x version.

NOTE: tde-trinity package is a comprehensive meta-package. To install a minimalist environment, replace tde-trinity with tdebase-trinity in the instructions below.

TDE R14.0.x series

sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude install tde-trinity

Upgrading from an existing R14.0.x installation

The following steps are suggested for upgrading to the latest R14.0.x version.

sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude full-upgrade

This will upgrade TDE to the newer version and should complete smoothly.