(Last Updated On: March 8, 2019)

Question: How to install CatLight on Ubuntu 18.04?, How to install CatLight on Linux Mint 19?. CatLight is a notification application designed for developers and Operations teams. CatLight shows the current status of tasks, bugs and continuous delivery builds in the project and informs when attention is needed. It has support for.

Install CatLight on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19

CatLight for Ubuntu / Debian is distributed as a .deb package. Check the CatLight downloads page for the latest release before downloading.

Use Download For Linux” button to download package for Ubuntu 18.04/Linux Mint 19. As of this writing, the latest release 2.24.4 is and can be downloaded from CLI like below.

wget https://de2nac35bcll0.cloudfront.net/dl/linux/beta/CatLightSetup-2.24.4.deb

Once download is complete, install package using dpkg command line tool.

$ sudo dpkg -i CatLightSetup*.deb

If you encounter dependency issues, make sure they are installed by running

$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Correcting dependencies… Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
liblttng-ust-ctl4 liblttng-ust0 liburcu6
The following NEW packages will be installed:
liblttng-ust-ctl4 liblttng-ust0 liburcu6
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 447 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 287 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,348 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y

To launch CatLight, search for Application on Start menu and hit enter.

The application should start and ready to connect to your Automation service.

Select Service to connect it to from the list and enter required information.

After connection, select Projects you want to monitor and save. The example below is for Jenkins.

Monitoring should start.

The Catfight icon will show the status of things that you track and the color change when your attention is needed. You will also get notifications about changes e.g when a build breaks down, a new important bug appears, or list of your tasks changes.

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