Giara – Modern GTK Reddit App for Linux [Ubuntu PPA]

November 1, 2020 — 1 Comment

Looking for a Reddit client for Linux desktop? Giara is a modern new GTK app for Reddit written in Python 3 with GTK.

Giara is a free open-source software created with mobile Linux in mind. It comes with most Reddit features including new text, link, media posts, search subreddits and users, up vote, down vote, post rely, dark mode support, and more.

How to Install Giara in Ubuntu:

It is recommended to install the software using flatpak package, see Giara in flathub.org.

For those prefer native DEB package, I’ve uploaded the packages into the unofficial PPA for Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 20.10.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/giara

2. Then refresh package cache and install the app:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install giara

Note for Ubuntu 20.04, the app window border and top-bar buttons are not looking good due to old system libraries (upstream issue).

Uninstall:

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/giara

And remove the Reddit app if you want by running command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove giara

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One response to Giara – Modern GTK Reddit App for Linux [Ubuntu PPA]

  1. Steve Pusser (MX Packager) November 4, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    For the PPA, Debian Policy says it should have a “+git” in the version instead of a “~git”, since that will make it lower than 0.2. The debian/copyright file is also from some other package completely.

    Also, it won’t run without gir1.2-gtksource-4, so that should be a dependency.

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