How to Install PeaZip in Ubuntu 13.04 and Fix Dependency Problem

September 2, 2013 — 7 Comments

peazip-logoThis tutorial shows how to install PeaZip 5.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 and fix the dependency problem. PeaZip depends on libgmp3c2, but it’s no longer available in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

As you may know, PeaZip is a free Zip files utility which supports 150+ archive formats. With it, you can compress, convert, split, encrypt, secure delete, open RAR TAR 7Z ZIP ZIPX CAB ISO files.

To get started, first download and install the libgmp3c2 package from the below links. You may check 32-bit or 64-bit by System Settings -> Details.

libgmp3c2 32-bit deb

libgmp3c2 64-bit deb

NOTE: I don’t know why this package is removed from Ubuntu repository. It may conflict with other packages on your system and cause problem. Use it at your own risk!

Now, download and install the peazip_5.1.0.LINUX.GTK2-2_all.deb from

peazip ubuntu

You may need a restart to see the PeaZip icon in Unity Dash.

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7 responses to How to Install PeaZip in Ubuntu 13.04 and Fix Dependency Problem

  1. Thanks! I got peazip 5.11 to work using this trick in Xubuntu 13.10 32-Bit

  2. Thanks for writing this up. It helped me to get PeaZip 5.2.0 running on Linux Mint 16, which is based on Ubuntu 13.10, and well it seems to be working fine. So thanks again!

  3. Dorus Verstrepen January 4, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks, it help me installing that wonderfull utility in Ubuntu 13.10.

  4. can’t get it to work in 14.04, any hints?

  5. for me, it worked in 14.04-32bit.
    I did:
    1. install libgmp3c2_4.3.2+dfsg-2ubuntu1_i386.deb (from with Ubuntu Software Center
    2. install peazip_5.4.1.LINUX.GTK2-2_i386.deb with Software Center
    notes: it does not show up in unity launcher, but can be started via context menu in file manager (Nemo)

    I tried the QT version before, it installs without problems, shows-up in unity, but does not run (“peazip: symbol lookup error: peazip: undefined symbol: QApplication_hook_hook_commitDataRequest” if started via cli).

    Would be nice if someone could update this tool to run more easily under 14.04.

  6. Thank-you for this because I have been trying for 2 days to make this work on a Linux Mint 17.1 installation. This worked using peazip_5.5.3.LINUX.GTK2-2_all.deb on a 64(bit) system. Had tried using peazip_portable-5.3.1.LINUX.Qt for 64(bit) and the installation went ok but when trying to launch the program it would error out with a complaint about not finding a qt file. The missing part seems to be libgmp3c2 64-bit.

  7. Thanks, problem solved on Ubuntu 15.4

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