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To install Github Desktop for Ubuntu
## Follow this link for further updates to Github Desktop for Ubuntu https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/latest
# UPDATE (2021-10-18): Thanks to Amin Yahyaabadi's message, the updated code is as follows
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.9.3-linux3/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.3-linux3.deb
### Uncomment below line if you have not installed gdebi-core before
# sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.3-linux3.deb
# UPDATE (2021-03-05): Thanks to PaoloRanzi81's comment, the updated code is as follows https://gist.github.com/PaoloRanzi81
#sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
### Uncomment below line if you have not installed gdebi-core before
# sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
#sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
## Initial post
#sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.1.0-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.1.0-linux1.deb
#sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.1.0-linux1.deb
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RrNn commented Jan 6, 2021

Thanks for this.

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pixel-me commented Jan 30, 2021

It worked for me.

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nozimbek-sultonov commented Feb 8, 2021

raxmat

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unverifiedchaos commented Feb 11, 2021

holy shit thanks a lot, i owe you big time

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PaoloRanzi81 commented Feb 22, 2021

Hi, after having previously installed gdebi by sudo apt-get install gdebi-core the app gets installed. Unfortunately, the sign in process fails both by manually typing in the username + password and by "Sign in using your browser" (it hangs forever).

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bbchriscesar commented Feb 22, 2021

Hi, after having previously installed gdebi by sudo apt-get install gdebi-core the app gets installed. Unfortunately, the sign in process fails both by manually typing in the username + password and by "Sign in using your browser" (it hangs forever).

Same here

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PaoloRanzi81 commented Feb 22, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

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JuliaFriday commented Feb 22, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

These steps have worked for me, too - thank you!!! :)))

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kirancloudworx commented Feb 24, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

These steps have worked for me, too - thank you!!! :)))

It worked for me in Ubuntu 18.x also. Thank you @bbchriscesar

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Cyrus-GHub commented Mar 5, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

This worked for me on PopOS 20.10. Thanks a lot!
I was having the sign-in loop issue as well.

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sajjad-hussain123 commented Mar 6, 2021

last command is not working due to some reason,
any suggestions please?

sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
error is below .......................................
Desktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
gdebi error, file not found: /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

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ivan-hr commented Mar 6, 2021

PopOS 20.10 workes like a charm ^^ thanks a lot

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Cyrus-GHub commented Mar 7, 2021

last command is not working due to some reason,
any suggestions please?

sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
error is below .......................................
Desktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
gdebi error, file not found: /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Hey Sajjad, you can't copy-paste the last line. You have to cd into your download folder.

It says sudo gdebi/home/your_username for this reason.

Just open the downloads folder, right-click, click on 'open in terminal', then paste the following:
GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

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sajjad-hussain123 commented Mar 7, 2021

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allancoding commented Mar 8, 2021

Thank you!!!!!!!

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mroutadi commented Mar 10, 2021

Thanks alot

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davileal1401-zz commented Mar 11, 2021

Thank you

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IbroximXasanov commented Mar 15, 2021

salom

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Etanouille commented Mar 15, 2021

Thank you!!

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dan1lo commented Mar 18, 2021

Thank you.
I did the follow steps:
1- sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
2- sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
3- sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

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bigjake8 commented Mar 24, 2021

Thanks!

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hfescudero commented Mar 24, 2021

thanks a lot!

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y-67 commented Mar 28, 2021

Thanks @dan1lo

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krish9489 commented Mar 29, 2021

Thanks dear

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WalterAlvar commented Mar 30, 2021

Thank you.
I did the follow steps:
1- sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
2- sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
3- sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Thanks! this works Perfect! I have tried with the previous methods unsucessfully, but yours work for me; I have Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

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diegocostaxp commented Apr 6, 2021

Installing this application did not work. What commands do I run to remove it?

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Kupofty commented Apr 6, 2021

Hi, i'm on xubuntu 18.04 and i followed the steps but I still can't sign in using my browser (keeps loading for eternity).
Any ideas on how to fix that ?
Thanks

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devcoder2020 commented Apr 7, 2021

Thank you for this post I now have Github Desktop on my Zorin Linux OS.

Great

Lee

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aroomak commented Apr 9, 2021

Thanks.. its great

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willycamps commented Apr 10, 2021

Thank you
That's awesome !!!

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EuCaue commented Apr 10, 2021

Really thanks!!!

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geekbling65 commented Apr 11, 2021

Thank You!

A Successful Installation

Hardware:

  • Chromebook
  • Intel board
  • Linux VM
    Great job my friend, kudo's! Thank you for this!

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EdgarSchouten commented Apr 13, 2021

Flawfless! Installed on Asus laptop (Pentium) running Ubuntu 20.04

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HicoMcD commented Apr 15, 2021

Great, it works. Thanks!

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samg11 commented Apr 19, 2021

Thanks, very helpful.

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Edprietov commented Apr 19, 2021

Thanks, it works!

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brzezik919 commented Apr 21, 2021

Thanks :)

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barloff commented Apr 22, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

This worked for me on PopOS 20.10. Thanks a lot!
I was having the sign-in loop issue as well.

ditto for 20.04, thanks so much

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ghost commented Apr 26, 2021

Thank you.
I did the follow steps:
1- sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
2- sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
3- sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Thanks. Worked for me on Ubuntu - 20.04.

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fummeys commented Apr 26, 2021

thanks alot. it worked for me too

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akosidonel commented Apr 27, 2021

Big thanks for this!

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imranertaza commented Apr 27, 2021

Can anyone please let me know how to run github desktop using ubuntu termnal with SUDO?

I tried with these on my terminal...
sudo GitHubDesktop
sudo GitHubDesktop-linux

Please help me.
Thank you

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barloff commented Apr 27, 2021

@imranertaza for me the file is github-desktop (take note of case) so you would run: sudo github-desktop

you can easily try tab completing "git" (tab tab) in the terminal to see what is there to run as well

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fummeys commented Apr 27, 2021

Can anyone please let me know how to run github desktop using ubuntu termnal with SUDO?

I tried with these on my terminal...
sudo GitHubDesktop
sudo GitHubDesktop-linux

Please help me.
Thank you

github-desktop .

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englianhu commented Apr 28, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Ubuntu 20.10, works and thanks

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ethanckim commented May 4, 2021

Thank you for this, you are a lifesaver!

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goaldiggerpm commented May 7, 2021

Thank u, sir!

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kwccoin commented May 7, 2021

Thanks for all the above. Great!!!

May I summarise all the commands in one page:

# no longer current # sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb # updated per recommendation below

# quoted below “ Before downloading, please check the latest release over here: https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases

# may note that they have a different installation procedure compared to here; to be tested

wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.8.1-linux2/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.8.1-linux2.deb # to be tested

sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb # you may use the file location such as /home/your_username/GitHubD...
github-desktop . # note the dot

# so far only commit seems to loop but after awhile (!?!?), you just click fetch it work

# I were really surprise I install Ubuntu 20 onto my ASUS 200h (f2 somehow get you to the boot usb). All works ... only 2gb / 32 emms including slimv_box for sbcl. Crazy !!!

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duhan-sachin commented May 9, 2021

Thanks a lot...

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SalimKayJR commented May 11, 2021

Thanks you are the best

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MehulBawadia commented May 11, 2021

Before downloading, please check the latest release over here:
https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases

I noticed that 2.8.x was the latest release at the time of this writing, and I guess others are downloading 2.6.x version.

What I followed was:

cd ~/Downloads
wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.8.1-linux2/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.8.1-linux2.deb
sudo apt install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.8.1-linux2.deb

Hope this helps future visitors.

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flora992 commented May 14, 2021

Thank you berkorbay!!

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Rahulkumawat04 commented May 15, 2021

Thank you!! It did help me in downloading github desktop!

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ogeday26 commented May 24, 2021

Thank you for this gist.

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ShubhamRaikwar commented May 26, 2021

Thanks a lot!
I just run this command for ubuntu os-
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Hence able to download .deb file for ubuntu and then install & setup the application.

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ndrohith09 commented May 31, 2021

Thanks a lot!

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EZombian commented Jun 1, 2021

Thank you very much!

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davidjackson-uk commented Jun 4, 2021

Great - thanks for this. Saved me a lot of time.

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JXie00 commented Jun 8, 2021

thanks

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josuemendez commented Jun 10, 2021

sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

thanks

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eriknyk commented Jun 10, 2021

thanks

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dkinneyBU commented Jun 15, 2021

I am crying tears of joy (on the inside). Seriously thank you SO MUCH for this...

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DazEB2 commented Jun 16, 2021

Workd great! Thanks!!!

Ubuntu 21.04 here

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hrm1030 commented Jun 18, 2021

Thanks for your efforts.

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Milankumabura commented Jun 19, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

thank u so much..your code worked for me

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hilako commented Jun 21, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Thank you for this :-)

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galiperkin commented Jun 22, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

FOR GitHub Desktop(2.9.0) ,

If you want to download the latest release of GitHub Desktop(2.9.0) for Ubuntu you can use the following links based on the above comment.
(I have tried on Ubuntu 20.04 an it worked)

sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.9.0-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux1.deb

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DV0405 commented Jun 24, 2021

chad

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benalibayram commented Jul 2, 2021

Çok teşekkürler.

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atiqmasood commented Jul 5, 2021

last command is not working due to some reason,
any suggestions please?

sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
error is below .......................................
Desktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
gdebi error, file not found: /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

sudo apt-get gdebi

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benalibayram commented Jul 5, 2021

last command is not working due to some reason,
any suggestions please?
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
error is below .......................................
Desktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
gdebi error, file not found: /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

sudo apt-get gdebi
Try this:
sudo gdebi /home/atiqmasood/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

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MakhdoomUsman commented Jul 5, 2021

it's 1000% worked

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Victor1890 commented Jul 5, 2021

Thanks

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doha99-eh commented Jul 8, 2021

Thanks!

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arifafandi commented Jul 13, 2021

it works, thanks

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pourmand1376 commented Jul 16, 2021

Excellent, Thanks a lot.

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seba-campo commented Jul 18, 2021

Thanks, it worked perfectly!!

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nimacpp commented Jul 19, 2021

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Failed to open the software package
The package might be corrupted or you are not allowed to open the file. Check the permissions of the file.

what's problem ???

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dcdourado commented Jul 19, 2021

You don't need gdebi to install a .deb package on ubuntu.
You can use sudo dpkg -i GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Thanks for the gist :)

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Valenplayer3000 commented Jul 23, 2021

Its work for elementary OS. Thanks you! :)

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renatomportugal commented Jul 24, 2021

Thanks!!!

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pradana4648 commented Jul 25, 2021

Thanks work's like charm in Zorin OS

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neutrixs commented Jul 27, 2021

thanks!!!

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abhishek47kashyap commented Aug 4, 2021

I couldn't install by either of the 3 methods:

gdebi

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Failed to open the software package
The package might be corrupted or you are not allowed to open the file. Check the permissions of the file.

dpkg -i

(Reading database ... 389039 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb ...
Unpacking github-desktop (2.9.0-linux2) ...
dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy archive member from 'GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb' to decompressor pipe: unexpected end of file or stream
dpkg-deb (subprocess): decompressing archive member: lzma error: unexpected end of input
dpkg-deb: error: <decompress> subprocess returned error exit status 2
dpkg: error processing archive GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb (--install):
 cannot copy extracted data for './usr/lib/github-desktop/libffmpeg.so' to '/usr/lib/github-desktop/libffmpeg.so.dpkg-new': unexpected end of file or stream
Errors were encountered while processing:
 GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb

apt install

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Invalid archive member header
E: Could not read meta data from /home/abhishek/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Any suggestions? I've got Ubuntu 20.04 and I'm trying with the newest 2.9.0

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FacuBustamaante commented Aug 6, 2021

Thanks!

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khintz commented Aug 6, 2021

Is it possible to install for a local user without sudo permissions?

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hectordevpy commented Aug 11, 2021

Great! Thank you!

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LaudateCorpus1 commented Aug 14, 2021

Fun time with this, thank you!

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shanuka501 commented Aug 18, 2021

I can't publish to branch getting an error -> " The repository does not seem to exist anymore. You may not have access, or it may have been deleted or renamed. "

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khiemkthp commented Aug 19, 2021

how to open it with command?

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PETR0SAM commented Aug 20, 2021

how to open it with command?

github

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PETR0SAM commented Aug 20, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Thanks Geek :)

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mohamedmarzuq5 commented Aug 21, 2021

Thanks mate! : )

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tienhuyvonguyen commented Aug 21, 2021

Thanks, it help me a lot.

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NyaNya2333 commented Aug 24, 2021

thank you

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systembreaker commented Aug 25, 2021

work here to thanks alot dude

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ORicardoSouza commented Aug 25, 2021

Thanks !!!

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akbarkhawaja commented Sep 2, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.2-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 16.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.9.2-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.2-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.2-linux1.deb

Updated as per the latest release available and my ubuntu version 16.04

Thanks

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Lacrima98654 commented Sep 2, 2021

Thanks for this !!!

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f-annassiri commented Sep 2, 2021

Thanks

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m4verick-uy commented Sep 2, 2021

@PaoloRanzi81 It works like a charm on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit, you're the men !

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upenyu01 commented Sep 2, 2021

i tried these following steps and they worked on my Kali
sudo su wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

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ajithshine commented Sep 3, 2021

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.2-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 16.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.9.2-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.2-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.2-linux1.deb

Updated as per the latest release available and my ubuntu version 16.04

Thanks

Thank you. It helped with my parrot os - version 1.24.1

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devRauLuis commented Sep 4, 2021

Worked for me, thank you.

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IlyaBritkov commented Sep 7, 2021

Check here https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/

thank you, 20.04 works

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jhonson1996 commented Sep 14, 2021

gracias

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sele-nap commented Sep 15, 2021

Thanks u so muuuuch

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ReuelUitzil commented Sep 18, 2021

Thanks. COool!

@bmtrnavsky
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bmtrnavsky commented Sep 18, 2021

I just installed this and completed the tutorial and its 100% awesome.

System info: 2009 MacBook Pro running Linux Mint 20 8 GB RAM and a SSD.

Thank you so much for building a GREAT product!

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putukasuma21 commented Sep 25, 2021

Thanks u so muuuuch

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jadson76 commented Sep 25, 2021

God bless you! Man.

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oruchkin commented Sep 29, 2021

Thanks

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flutuate commented Sep 30, 2021

Fantastic! Thank you so much!

@cpendergraft98
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cpendergraft98 commented Sep 30, 2021

Worked perfectly first try, thanks friend!

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Janakthegamer commented Oct 1, 2021

Worked perfectly thanks bro

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mintancy commented Oct 1, 2021

Awesome! Thanks.

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LautaroBonora commented Oct 3, 2021

Thanks for sharing!!

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OmidAstmal commented Oct 16, 2021

Please update the version. This one is very buggy. The latest one is already out:
https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases

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Himanshukumar30 commented Oct 18, 2021

@bbchriscesar I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps: sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb sudo apt-get install gdebi-core sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Thank you for sharing this. Worked for me too :)

@aminya
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aminya commented Oct 18, 2021

Edit: thanks! This is fixed now.

Please update to version 2.9.3. This Gist downloads a buggy version. I don't know why this link comes as the first result in Google!

https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases

sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.9.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.3-linux1.deb
sudo dpkg --install GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.3-linux1.deb

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yangchris11 commented Oct 18, 2021

Thanks!

@mohammad-hassani
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mohammad-hassani commented Oct 20, 2021

Thanks for fix the bugs!

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AB20 commented Oct 23, 2021

Thank you!

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telicoscience commented Oct 24, 2021

Thank you!!

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GeorgiyDemo commented Oct 25, 2021

Thanks

@ilkay-alti
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ilkay-alti commented Oct 25, 2021

I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

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SitoNumbis commented Oct 27, 2021

Ty

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ChambinLee commented Oct 29, 2021

Thanks!

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apetrai commented Nov 2, 2021

Thanks

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cs-joy commented Nov 5, 2021

Thanks :)

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arghanath007 commented Nov 9, 2021

sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.9.3-linux3/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.3-linux3.deb sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.3-linux3.deb

I used the above commands on Ubuntu LTS version(20.4) and it works properly. I published a repository to github from github desktop and it got published without any problem. Thanks

@thimasan
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thimasan commented Nov 9, 2021

The Initial post worked for me.

@RaddyS
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RaddyS commented Nov 10, 2021

good stuff

@ArdaAy
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ArdaAy commented Nov 10, 2021

Worked for me, thanks a lot :)

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harolddaryl commented Nov 11, 2021

Thanks

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harolddaryl commented Nov 11, 2021

Thanks

@maks-nenashev
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maks-nenashev commented Nov 11, 2021

Worked!! Thanks!!

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benguyucel commented Nov 12, 2021

It worked! thank you so much 👍

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CyanBook commented Nov 13, 2021

@bbchriscesar I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps: sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb sudo apt-get install gdebi-core sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

Thanks it worked!

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i-ideamama commented Nov 21, 2021

sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.9.3-linux3/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.3-linux3.deb sudo apt-get install gdebi-core sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.3-linux3.deb

I used the above commands on Ubuntu LTS version(20.4) and it works properly. I published a repository to github from github desktop and it got published without any problem. Thanks

Thanks this worked for me

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enderslayer7777 commented Nov 21, 2021

works great thank you!
=D

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Temirtator commented Nov 22, 2021

thx

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gheorghelupu-gremini commented Nov 24, 2021

Thx

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appneuronco commented Nov 27, 2021

woooowww thanks

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Trance-0 commented Dec 4, 2021

Thank you so much!

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SamUnimelb commented Dec 4, 2021

Thanks a lot, works well for me!

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bj-anas commented Dec 9, 2021

thanks a lot for your hard work

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bruno-fialho commented Dec 14, 2021

Thanks!!!

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unbracedcat500 commented Dec 16, 2021

Hi, I have realised it can't clone repositories present in a github organization. I have an Organization & some repos in that organization. When I try to clone them, it says 'We were unable to authenticate with github.com. Please enter your username & password to try again'. I have tried inserting both password & Personal Access Token
Screenshot from 2021-12-16 12-53-05

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VirajMadhu commented Dec 20, 2021

Thank you so much!

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dachinat commented Dec 23, 2021

Thx

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brallmond commented Dec 26, 2021

hero

@justingoldberg
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justingoldberg commented Dec 28, 2021

There is a flatpak available as well:

https://flathub.org/apps/details/io.github.shiftey.Desktop

@ProCodeYT
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ProCodeYT commented Jan 3, 2022

This was very helpful! Thanks for this :)

@themysticsavages
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themysticsavages commented Jan 7, 2022

If you like the terminal and don't want GDebi, you can open the directory in a terminal and install it with sudo dpkg -i <github_desktop>.deb

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edub9 commented Jan 9, 2022

@bbchriscesar
I have found out that the problem is solved when you install the newest release (GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb). I have Ubuntu 20.04. Here the steps:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.6.3-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi /home/your_username/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.6.3-linux1.deb

This worked for me on PopOS 20.10. Thanks a lot!
I was having the sign-in loop issue as well.


I'm using Linux flavor - Zorin OS and it seems to be working so far! Thanks everyone!

@Aarony93
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Aarony93 commented Jan 10, 2022

Thanks for the instructions. :-)

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yusufgurdogan commented Jan 13, 2022

Çok teşekkürler, çalıştı! :)

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Coding-Forest commented Jan 17, 2022

@bbchriscesar
Hello everybody.
I've tried bbchriscesar's solution like ten times but it never works. The terminal keeps telling me Github needs reinstalled and can't find the archive for it.
find archive

If anybody knows the reason, please comment. Thank you!

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Coding-Forest commented Jan 17, 2022

Hi.
After having posted the SOS comment 10 minutes ago, I give this last one go before I give up after 2 hours of struggle. And guess what, it worked! I'll never understand tech universe' mean game with me ¯_(ツ)_/¯ 🤷🤷🤷

Savior code:
sudo dpkg -i fileName.deb
sudo apt update && sudo apt install -f << dependency error fix
sudo dpkg -i fileName.deb << then reinstall.

The source: https://meshworld.in/install-github-desktop-on-ubuntu-20-04-or-ubuntu-based-distributions/

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beaumanvienna commented Jan 20, 2022

Now that I installed 2.9.3, it doesn't have this long delay anymore when committing. This very long thread made me think, it's 2.6.3, but I should have read the very first post... On Zorin OS, I just double-click the deb file and it opens the installer, which always worked fine so far for Desktop.

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Monogrammer commented Jan 20, 2022

Thank you, it worked perfectly.

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