How to Install Code::Blocks 20.03 in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.10

March 25, 2020 — 10 Comments

Code Blocks IDE

Code::Blocks, open-source C, C++, and Fortran IDE, released version 20.03 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and derivatives.

Code::Blocks 20.03 was available for a few days, though it’s not officially announced in its website. The Code::Blocks Developers Team PPA has made the packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

To install the new IDE version, open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, do following steps one by one.

1.) Run command to add the PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:codeblocks-devs/release

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) If an old version was installed on your system, upgrade it via Software Updater:

or run commands one by one in terminal to install the IDE:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install codeblocks codeblocks-contrib

Once installed, launch it from your system application menu and enjoy!

Uninstall Code::Blocks

To remove the PPA repository, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:codeblocks-devs/release

And remove Code::Blocks if you want via command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove codeblocks codeblocks-contrib

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10 responses to How to Install Code::Blocks 20.03 in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.10

  1. Hendra Setiyawan March 30, 2020 at 6:30 am

    thank you

  2. Mayssa Mathlouthi April 23, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    thank you

  3. Thank you

  4. Wayne Beckett May 16, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Useful, thanks

  5. Clear and easy. thank you

  6. Thank you

  7. help
    i cant neither install nor unistall codeblocks
    sudo apt remove –autoremove codeblocks codeblocks-contrib
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    You might want to run ‘apt –fix-broken install’ to correct these.
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    codeblocks-dev : Depends: libcodeblocks0 (= 20.03) but 20.03-3 is to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt –fix-broken install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

    • While Ubuntu 20.04 main repository contains v20.03-3 and the PPA contains v20.03-1~ubuntu1x.xx, there’s no package version v20.03. Did you add another source for code::blocks, or which Linux distro are you running?

      Try the command as it suggested:

      sudo apt –fix-broken install

  8. Thank you :)

  9. ??? that installs v.16.01 for me, not v20.x

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