Making jslint work on Ubuntu Lucid

| tags: programming, ubuntu

They dropped spidermonkey from Ubuntu with the Lucid release. This broke my jslint script.

Tons of searching revealed that some of the Launchpad folks had done the necessary incantations to make it work. I did:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:launchpad/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spidermonkey-bin

On the way I found this nice python wrapper for jslint to replace the perl one I had found. Check out jslint-cli.