Install SmartGit via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04/Linux Mint

Last updated on June 17th, 2015

This tutorial will show you how to install SmartGit/HG easily via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint.

As you may know, SmartGit/Hg is a graphical Git and Mercurial client which can also connect to SVN repositories. SmartGit/Hg runs on Linux, Mac OS X (10.5 or newer) and Windows (XP or newer). Git and Mercurial (Hg) are distributed version control system (DVCS). Read Smartgit documentation

SmartGit/Hg depends on Java Runtime Environment. So before get started, install OpenJDK from Ubuntu Software Center or install Oracle Java via PPA.

[ac-box style=”tip”]UPDATE-2015: For Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10, 15.04 and their derivatives, run below commands instead:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smartgit

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Once Java properly installed, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one to install the git client:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smartgithg