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FileZilla Client 3.30.0 Released, How to Install

Last updated: January 9, 2018

FileZilla FTP Client

The FileZilla ftp client reached the 3.30.0 release a day ago with two new features and a few bug-fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10.

Changes in Filezilla 3.30.0 include:

  • In the search dialog local files can now be deleted or opened
  • The root node in the remote directory tree is now expanded by default
  • Fix uploading from search dialog
  • Fix formatting of filename in rename dialog
  • Fix Windows installer crash if an update installation is started with the updated version having been installed
  • Add additional logging if autoupdate mechanism fails

How to Install Filezilla 3.30.0 in Ubuntu:

So far the only to install the latest Filezilla client in Ubuntu is using the Flatpak package. And following steps will tell you how:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, do:

  • Run command to add the flatpak PPA:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

    Input your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

  • Then run commands one by one to get the latest flatpak daemon:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install flatpak

2. After installed Flatpak, run following single command to install FileZilla client along with required Gnome platform.

flatpak install --from


To remove Filezilla installed via flatpak, run command:

flatpak uninstall org.filezillaproject.Filezilla

To remove flatpak, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove flatpak

To remove the PPA, open “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to “Other Software” tab.

FileZilla FTP Client

FileZilla client has recently reached the 3.20 release. While Ubuntu 16.04 offers the old 3.15.0 release in its main archive, you can easily upgrade to FileZilla 3.20 by following this tutorial.

FileZilla 3.20 now depends on ibfilezilla >= 0.6.1, it brings some crash fixes, error message improvements, and other bug-fixes. See details at this page.

FileZilla 3.20

Install FileZilla 3.20 in Ubuntu 16.04:

It is recommended to install FileZilla using the package manager, although the project page offers pre-compiled Linux binaries. And below is how to install it from the GetDeb repository.

1. Open terminal from Unity Dash or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys. When it opens, run commands to:

add Getdeb repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

install the key:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

2. Launch Software Updater and upgrade the FTP client.

upgrade to FileZilla 3.20

For those who don’t have a previous release installed, just run commands to update package index and install FileZilla:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install filezilla

FileZilla FTP Client

The GetDeb repository now is maintaining the latest FileZilla client to make it easy to install and upgrade FileZilla in Ubuntu 16.04.

FileZilla FTP Client is available in Ubuntu universe repositories, but Canonical does not provide updates for the application. You have to manually install / upgrade the client as a new version is released.

While the official Linux binary is not well integrated with Ubuntu, the GetDeb repository now builds FileZilla for Ubuntu 16.04, so far it’s version 3.19.0.

FileZilla FTP Client 3.19.0

How to install the latest FileZilla in Ubuntu 16.04:

1. Add GetDeb repository.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and derivatives, open terminal and paste (Ctrl+Shift+V) the command below and hit run:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

Type in your password when it asks (no visual feedback) and hit enter.

To make Ubuntu trust the packages from that repository, install the key:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

2. Install / Upgrade FileZilla Client.

If you have a previous release installed, you can now upgrade it by launching Software Updater:

Upgrade FileZilla

Or you may run the commands below one by one in terminal to install / upgrade the FTP client:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install filezilla