As the title suggests I'm having some difficulty installing stellar-quickstart via packages.

my system details:

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
Release:    20.04
Codename:   focal

Although the Getting Started guide doesn't mention it, I started by adding the SDF stable repository to my system.

My system shows the following:

$ cat SDF.list 
deb [arch=amd64] https://apt.stellar.org focal stable

Note: I added the [arch=amd64] piece to get around a "does not support i386" warning. EDIT: In case it's useful, this was the message I was getting before I added the [arch=amd64]:

N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'stable/binary-i386/Packages' as repository 'https://apt.stellar.org focal InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'

Still, though, my system does not find stellar-quickstart:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install stellar-quickstart
Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease                                                                                                               
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease                                                                                                              
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease                                                                                                            
Hit:5 https://apt.releases.hashicorp.com focal InRelease                                                                                                                       
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/forkotov02/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease                                                                                                           
Hit:7 https://apt.stellar.org focal InRelease                       
Get:8 https://dl.cloudsmith.io/public/balena/etcher/deb/ubuntu focal InRelease [5,054 B]
Fetched 5,054 B in 1s (3,578 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package stellar-quickstart

Interestingly (or maybe not?) I was able to install stellar-core and stellar-horizon with no trouble at all.

So, question is: What do I need to do to install stellar-quickstart?

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    The Stellar github docs recommend how to add the SDF stable repository to a debian based system github.com/stellar/packages/blob/master/docs/… , but the next page Quickstart installation instructions simply do not work as written. You still get the same unable to locate package error that you described. Jun 1, 2021 at 19:59
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    Ok good to know someone has also run into this. I'll open a ticket.
    – Ramy
    Jun 2, 2021 at 1:55
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    I asked about this topic on the Keybase Stellar group and was directed to these docs instead: developers.stellar.org/docs/run-api-server . There are still some gaps in information, but apparently these are considerd to be more current. Jun 2, 2021 at 18:03


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