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Install Minetest client on Ubuntu

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Most distribution packages are old, so let’s use the PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository to get an up-to-date client.

In my case, I experienced localization problems, especially with French special or extended characters.
All fixed with the PPA version. Here is how to install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minetestdevs/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install minetest

In November 2023, we are at the release 5.7.0-ppa0~ubuntu22.04.1

By default, Minetest comes with SQLite3 database, which is excellent for this kind of application.

PostgreSQL is also supported. For small servers, you won’t notice any performance difference, however this might make a significant difference if:

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