How To Install JDownloader In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

JDownloader is an awesome and free download manager that supports a large number of file sharing websites.

Here is how to install it on Linux Mint / Ubuntu :

1. First add the appropriate jdownloader PPA by opening Terminal and typing :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader

2. Next update the Linux Mint / Ubuntu repository by typing :

sudo apt-get update

3. Finally install the jdownloader application :

sudo apt-get install jdownloader

Note : if you try to directly install using step 3, it won’t be recognized as the jdownloader repository by default is not added to Ubuntu and Linux Mint, hence the first two steps are required to do that.

This will install it and then launch the web update, once update is complete get ready to download stuff using the cool JDownloader from within Linux Mint / Ubuntu :)

jdownloader linux mint / ubuntu

Happy downloading.

5 Comments

  1. waqas ahmed says:

    how can i install jdownloader in joli os? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader giving errors.

    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$ sudo apt-get install jdownloader
    [sudo] password for yurmuki:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package jdownloader
    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$ sudo apt-get update jdownloader
    E: The update command takes no arguments
    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$ sudo apt-add-ppa repository: jd-team/jdownloader
    sudo: apt-add-ppa: command not found
    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$ sudo apt-add-ppa repository:jd-team/jdownloader
    sudo: apt-add-ppa: command not found
    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloaderTraceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/apt-add-repository”, line 40, in
    sp = SoftwareProperties(options)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py”, line 90, in __init__
    self.reload_sourceslist()
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py”, line 538, in reload_sourceslist
    self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py”, line 90, in get_sources
    raise NoDistroTemplateException(“Error: could not find a ”
    aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template
    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/add-apt-repository”, line 40, in
    sp = SoftwareProperties(options)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py”, line 90, in __init__
    self.reload_sourceslist()
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py”, line 538, in reload_sourceslist
    self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py”, line 90, in get_sources
    raise NoDistroTemplateException(“Error: could not find a ”
    aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template
    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader^C
    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$ ^C
    yurmuki@yurmuki-jolicloud:~$

  2. tomaso says:

    Thank you !!! works perfectly !!!

  3. Nicolas says:

    Thank you so much for this! Linux Mint is truly brilliant!

  4. stan says:

    Thanks!