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cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 3/Packages/
git clone git:// Package\ Control
cd Package\ Control
git checkout python3
# restart Sublime Text 3 and you should have Package Control working

moomerman commented Jan 30, 2013

These instructions are now on the Package Control site:

It appears to install for me, as I can see the options under the Preferences, but it's not showing up like it used to with ST2 when I do cmd+shift+p. Is there another step?

This worked perfectly for me.

Works perfectly here too; thanks!

nomopo commented Jan 30, 2013

Sorry but i have LUbuntu, and i can't install it, can you help me? thanks.
I haven't ~/Library/ directory.

I'm new to programming so don't know much about using the command line in Sublime Text.
I'm following the instructions on the Package Control site, but I get this error
I get a syntax error, even though I copy pasted the code.

wbond commented Feb 1, 2013

@Blendertom The instructions on the site are for executing in your terminal. If you need some help, feel free to open an issue.

@nomopo On Linux you need to cd to ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/

svassr commented Mar 8, 2013

For windows make sure to install git from official git website instead to run it in command line instead of using TortoiseGit or whatever.
Here is a good howto for newbies like me :

douglasb commented Mar 9, 2013

Thanks! Worked like a charm for me. The instructions on wbond didn't go into enough detail for me.

Great... Thanks!

Ctrl+Shit+P works. but the list of repositories does not come up for >Install

I am in the same boat as picwellwisher12pk. I'm on the latest ubuntu release, with build ST 3021.

I did rm -rf ~/.config/sublime-text-3; Started ST3, put in my license key. Then...

john@paloalto:~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages$ git clone "Package Control"
Cloning into 'PackageControl'...
remote: Counting objects: 1095, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (404/404), done.
remote: Total 1095 (delta 708), reused 1066 (delta 680)
Receiving objects: 100% (1095/1095), 394.27 KiB | 442 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (708/708), done.

I restarted sublime. Then type control + shift + P, then type Package Control: Install package. It autocompletes it for me, when I hit enter though... nothing happens. No list of packages/repositories.

When I do Package Control: List Package, it only has 1, 2.0.0alpha3 wbond.. etc etc.

nevermind, I found the answer in the bug reports. ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/Package Control/Package Control.sublime-settings this file needs to have the git_binary variable set to '/usr/bin/git'; This should be in the install FAQ somewhere for linux users. It was tricky to find the solution.

(reference: wbond/sublime_package_control#375 )

bierlich commented Apr 3, 2013

JohnTheodore: Thanks for writing your solution! Helped me.

Excellent. Thank you! This worked perfectly.

matynz commented May 31, 2013

I tried what JohnTheodore said but I still can't install Package control on Sublime text 3 on ubuntu 12.04

I followed the instructions and tried it on the standalone 64 bit windows version and it doesn't seem to work.

svassr's comment and link above worked for me on windows 2008 x64.
I had to install in AppRoaming\Sublime Text 3\Packages folder as the blog post in the link states.

I have installed as per the instructions, yet when i hit cmd + sh + P, install does not display!?

OSX 10.8.4



Hi, I tried JohnTheodore's fix on my Ubuntu 12.04 and it work for for the first installs of packages but then it started popping up a message saying "there are no packages available for installation right now".

Can anyone help at all?

For me the git clone command hangs on windows

Works prefectly here, installed snippets already, thanks!

I used to have Sublime text 2 but few days ago found that I cannot open it. Later I found that there is a new version which is Sublime text 3. So I tried to migrated plugins but always had errors. So, I uninstalled Sublime text 2. Now I tried to followed the instruction on the and I just lost. I am not familiar with the Git and how to use it while I have one now. Is there any simple ways how to install Control Package for Sublime Text 3 Beta?

Worked great for me, after I read through the instructions. Thanks much for the work

Thank you, this worked out of the box.

Thanks. you made me happy)

mnx2013 commented Aug 24, 2014

thanks so much

Thanks it works perfectly

wbond commented Dec 27, 2014

Just so people know, these instructions are out-of-date. ST3 support was added to the stable release over a year ago, and the branch referenced here no longer even exists. I also highly recommend not checking out with git unless you are prepared to help debug development work. Almost all users should just follow the instructions at:

That link is dead? The whole domain is dead?

This worked great for me. Thanks!

Just what I needed, thanks!

emmanuel-k commented Jun 24, 2016 edited

it works for me too.. thanks!

Thanks a lot.

It works well in my mac.(El Capitan)

Alexandre-cibot commented Sep 4, 2016 edited

@wbond Impossible to reach .... So, impossible to get the code to install Package Control.

dalex01 commented Nov 12, 2016

@wbond I see the followin errors in console when try to install Package Control from Sublime Text 3:

Error installing Package Control: HTTPS error encountered, falling back to HTTP - <urlopen error [WinError 10061] No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it>
Error installing Package Control: HTTP error encountered, giving up - <urlopen error [WinError 10061] No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it>
error: An error occurred installing Package Control

Please check the Console for details

Visit for manual instructions

Site is dead.

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