How To Install SmartGit on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install SmartGit on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install SmartGit on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, SmartGit is an efficient Git Client user interface with support for GitHub, BitBucket, and SVN as well as Mercurial. SmartGit Git Client focuses on simplicity while targeting non-experts and people who prefer a graphical application over command-line usage.

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 SmartGit 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 SmartGit 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 SmartGit on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install SmartGit from the official source √

Now we download the latest .deb package for SmartGit from the official page:


Then, to install SmartGit on the Ubuntu system, type the following command in the terminal and press Enter:

sudo apt install ./smartgit-22_1_3.deb
  • Install SmartGit using PPA Repository √

Run the following command to add PPA to get your SmartGit:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
sudo apt update

Now is the time to install SmartGit by invoking the following command:

sudo apt install smartgit

Step 3. Accessing SmartGit on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, now click on the “Activity” tab on the desktop. Next, type “SmartGit” in the search bar that appears, and then click the search result.

Install SmartGit on Ubuntu 20.04

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