New in version 0.10.
Scrapinghub publishes apt-gettable packages which are generally fresher than those in Ubuntu, and more stable too since they’re continuously built from Github repo (master & stable branches) and so they contain the latest bug fixes.
To use the packages, just add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list, and then run aptitude update and apt-get install scrapy-0.18:
deb http://archive.scrapy.org/ubuntu DISTRO main
Replacing DISTRO with the name of your Ubuntu release, which you can get with command:
Supported Ubuntu releases are: precise, quantal, raring.
For Ubuntu Raring (13.04):
deb http://archive.scrapy.org/ubuntu raring main
For Ubuntu Quantal (12.10):
deb http://archive.scrapy.org/ubuntu quantal main
For Ubuntu Precise (12.04):
deb http://archive.scrapy.org/ubuntu precise main
Please note that these packages are updated frequently, and so if you find you can’t download the packages, try updating your apt package lists first, e.g., with apt-get update or aptitude update.
The public GPG key used to sign these packages can be imported into you APT keyring as follows:
curl -s http://archive.scrapy.org/ubuntu/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -