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How to install Github Desktop for Ubuntu & Debian?

Danyson
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Step 1 :

Use the wget command followed by the URL of .deb file of GitHub desktop from the shiftkey Github repo. Shifykey is maintained by Brendan Forster one of the staff member of Github.
Note : Github Desktop 2.9 link updated

sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-2.9.0-linux2/GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb
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Step 2 :

Install gdebi using the following command which helps you to install local deb packages, resolving and installing its dependencies.

sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
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Step 3 :

After installing gdebi, using gdebi install the GitHubDesktop client using the following command.

sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb
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Alternate methods to install, after Step 1 :

You can also use the dpkg or apt commands.

Method 1:

sudo dpkg -i GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb

sudo apt-get install -f
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Method 2:

sudo apt install ./GitHubDesktop-linux-2.9.0-linux2.deb
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GitKat

Muchas Gracias :)

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Danyson Author

😊

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ShikamaruNara21

Amazing work! Thanks for all!!!

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Danyson Author

Welcome