Install Komodo Edit 9 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via PPA

April 27, 2016 — Leave a comment

Install Komodo Edit in Ubuntu

Here’s a brief tutorial that shows how to install Komodo Edit with Unity integration in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via PPA.

Komodo Edit is an open-source code editor based on Komodo IDE. Its website provides official Linux packages, but lacks global menu and application shortcut for Ubuntu Unity desktop.

Mystic-Mirage is maintaining a PPA contains unofficial Komodo Edit packages with patches for Ubuntu integration. Support for Ubuntu 16.04 was added a few days ago.

Komodo Edit 9.3

1. To add PPA

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), paste following command and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mystic-mirage/komodo-edit

Komodo PPA

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and then hit Enter to continue.

2. After added the PPA, search for and install komodo-edit via Synaptic Package Manager after clicking Refresh.

Or run following commands one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install komodo-edit

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installer from PPA file archive.

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