After a long time, I've tried to do something for Avro in Linux. I know we've done a temporary solution. But believe me, that's enough for now. According to Sarim Khan, he's implementing Avro again from scratch in Go lang. I hope, within two or three months, we'll get a new static binary of Avro what will be distro independent. But till then, try this way to get Avro installed in your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
1. Please run these commands from the terminal. Never forget to be in relevant directory.
sudo apt-get install gdebi
sudo gdebi avro_2.0-1_all.deb
sudo apt-get install ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 ibus-clutter ibus-qt4 -y
I hope, all is well now and the installation has been finished.
2. Go to System Settings -> Language Support from Unity Launcher
3. Look at the Keyboard input method system
4. Select IBus and close the window.
5. I believe that you need to restart IBus to make everything work fine. Try the following command:
6. Now go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Text Entry
7. Search and add Avro Phonetic as input source.
8. If you still can't use Avro, please reboot your PC and try from 2 again. That's all.
IBus Engine by Sarim Khan firstname.lastname@example.org
Avro Phonetic Dictionary Search Library by Mehdi Hasan Khan
Ubuntu (multi-arch) Binary Package by Maksudur Rahman Maateen
Licensed under Mozilla Public License 1.1 ("MPL"), an open source/free software license.
Just keep an eye here: https://github.com/maateen/avro/releases
Just open an issue here: https://github.com/maateen/avro/issues