In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gaucho on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Gaucho is an open-source, customizable task launcher to run your apps, commands, or scripts. Gaucho is a great alternative when you need to create, modify and run tasks with a simple graphical interface.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Gaucho Task Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Gaucho on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Gaucho on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Gaucho from the official page.
By default, Gaucho is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of Gaucho from the GitHub page:
Then, install Gaucho using the following command below:
sudo apt install ./gaucho_1.0.0_amd64.deb
- Install Gaucho using Snap.
If Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:
sudo apt install snapd
To install Gaucho, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install gaucho
Step 3. Accessing Gaucho Task Manager on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> Gaucho
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gaucho. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Gaucho Task Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Gaucho website.