How to Install uGet Download Manager 2.2.2 in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.04

uGet download manager

uGet download manager 2.2.2 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Ubuntu 19.04.

It has been one year and two months since the last release, though version 2.2.2 is a small release with following changes:

  • use quicksort to sort downloads.
  • backup torrent and metalink files.
  • curl plug-in: handle duplicate files with double extensions.

How to Install uGet 2.2.2 in Ubuntu:

The new release package has been made into uGet Stable PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Ubuntu 19.04.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher, and then run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade the download manager from an existing release via Software Updater:

or you can run following 2 commands to check updates and install / upgrade uGet:

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install uget

How to Remove:

Run following command in terminal will remove the PPA and also downgrade to the stock version of uGet in your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable

If you want to remove uGet download manager, simply search for and remove it via “Ubuntu Software” utility.