How to Install Geary Email Client 0.12.2 in Ubuntu 18.04

April 24, 2018

Geary email client reached the 0.12.2 bug-fix release earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10.

Geary is a Gnome email client, which was originally developed by the Yorba Foundation. The latest release so far is Geary 0.12.2 that include following bug-fixes:

  • Fix being unable to remove attachments from a draft.
  • Ensure drafts are removed when composer from address changes accounts.
  • Workaround composer info label being too long.
  • Ensure embedded composer is always scrolled to when opened.
  • Don’t display quote expander buttons when printing a message.
  • Fix composer detach button position and visibility.
  • Actually fix second multipart/digest message body not being displayed.
  • Ensure gnome-control-centre knows in advance Geary uses notifications.
  • Fix gnome-shell notifications missing an icon under flatpak.
  • Fix message body quote button styling under WebKitGTK 2.20.
  • Don’t show unused header widgets when showing a message via notifications.
  • Work around present() not actually raising windows under Wayland.
  • Reduce CPU use when idle.
  • Fix some serious run-time memory leaks.

How to Install Geary 0.12.2 in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA repository contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geary-team/releases

There’s no visual feedback while typing your password due to security reason.

2. Then upgrade Geary from an existing release via Software Updater:

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the email client:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install geary

Uninstall:

To remove Geary email client, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove geary

And open Software & Updates then navigate to Other Software tab to remove PPAs.

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