In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GitHub Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, GitHub Desktop is a graphical user interface (GUI) for Git version control. It simplifies the Git workflow and provides an easier way to collaborate and manage code repositories. The application is designed to make it easy to use Git and GitHub, even for users who are not familiar with the command-line 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 GitHub Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for GitHub Desktop.
- 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 GitHub Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
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 sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common
Step 2. Installing GitHub Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04.
By default, the GitHub desktop is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest GitHub desktop package from the GitHub repository to your Ubuntu system:
Next, install the GitHub desktop package using the following command below:
sudo apt install -f ./GitHubDesktop-linux-3.1.7-linux1.deb
Step 3. Accessing GitHub Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04.
Once you have successfully installed the GitHub desktop app on your Ubuntu 22.04 system, you can launch it by searching for “GitHub desktop” in your application menu. Alternatively, you can launch it from the terminal by running the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GitHub Desktop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GitHub Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GitHub website.