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How to get and install Firepony

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Binary packages for various versions of Linux are available at

Below are installation instructions for Debian, Ubunto, CentOS and Fedora. For other Linux distributions, the Firepony source code is available at along with compilation instructions.

On Debian or Ubuntu systems

The following commands can be used to install Firepony:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-key 285514D704F4CDB7
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firepony

Once this initial install is done, updates will be automatically installed as part of the standard Ubuntu/Debian update procedure.

On CentOS 7 and Fedora 21 systems

On CentOS 7, the following commands can be used to install Firepony:

sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/ \
sudo yum install firepony

For Fedora 21, use the following sequence of commands:

sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/ \
sudo yum install firepony

Any subsequent updates will automatically be installed when running ‘yum update’.


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