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How To Install GitKraken on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install GitKraken on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GitKraken on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, GitKraken is a graphic interface for Git that allows us to manage our repositories from a comfortable and modern graphic interface. Integrations with GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and Azure DevOps make it swift and simple to clone, fork, and add remotes. Built with premium technology, Gitkraken emphasizes the modern graphic interface that makes everything easily accessible.

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 GitKraken intuitive Git GUI & powerful Git CLI 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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 GitKraken on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. Before you begin, ensure that your system is running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. It’s crucial to keep your system up-to-date, so open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing GitKraken on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install GitKraken from the official source.

By default, GitKraken is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of the GitKraken installer from the official page:

wget https://release.gitkraken.com/linux/gitkraken-amd64.deb

Next, proceed to the installation using the following command below:

sudo dpkg -i gitkraken-amd64.deb

This command will install the GitKraken package on your system. If you encounter any dependency issues, you can resolve them by running:

sudo apt install -f

After the installation is complete, you can verify that GitKraken is installed correctly by running the following command:

gitkraken --version

This command will display the version of GitKraken installed on your system.

  • Install GitKraken using Snap.

If Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install GitKraken, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install gitkraken --classic

Step 3. Accessing GitKraken on Ubuntu Linux.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> GitKraken or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Install GitKraken on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed GitKraken. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GitKraken on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GitKraken website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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