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How to install GitFiend on Linux

GitFiend is an easy-to-use, simple Git client for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. It is designed for “Humans,” and has tons of useful features. Here’s how you can install GitFiend on Linux.

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How to install GitFiend on Ubuntu

If you use Ubuntu, you must install the GitFiend application on your system via their downloadable DEB package. To get your hands on this DEB package, start by launching a terminal window.

You can launch a terminal window on Ubuntu by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu and launching it that way. Once the terminal app is open, use the wget command to download the DEB package.

wget https://gitfiend.com/resources/GitFiend_0.39.4_amd64.deb

After downloading the DEB package to your computer, you can install it on Ubuntu by running it with the apt install command. Keep in mind, you’ll need to run this command with sudo so be sure to remember your user password.

sudo apt install ./GitFiend_0.39.4_amd64.deb

With the installation complete, you can launch GitFiend from the app menu on your Ubuntu desktop.

How to install GitFiend on Debian

Those on Debian can install the software using the available DEB package on their website. However, please note that if you’re using an older version of Debian it may be best to follow the Flatpak instructions instead.

To get your hands on the GitFiend DEB package on your Debian system, start by launching a terminal window. You can launch a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu.

Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, run the wget download command to download the GitFiend DEB package to your Debian home folder.

wget https://gitfiend.com/resources/GitFiend_0.39.4_amd64.deb

With the DEB package downloaded to Debian, you can install the software on your system using the dpkg command below.

sudo dpkg -i GitFiend_0.39.4_amd64.deb

After running the command above, you may run into some dependency issues. This isn’t anything that isn’t fixable. It happens when Debian can’t automatically resolve the packages needed to run your program. To fix it, run the command below.

sudo apt-get install -f

With the command above run, GitFiend is ready to use via the Debian app menu.

How to install GitFiend on Arch Linux

Sadly, there isn’t an official Arch Linux package on the GitFiend website. However, the program is available as an AUR package. If you use Arch, you can install it by first setting up both “git” and “base-devel” with Pacman.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel

With the two packages installed, use the commands below to set up the Trizen AUR helper. This tool will make setting up GitFiend on Arch Linux much easier.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git
cd trizen/
makepkg -sri

Finally, install the GitFiend application on your Arch Linux system with the command below.

trizen -S gitfiend

How to install GitFiend on Fedora

If you use Fedora Linux, you’ll be able to install the GitFiend application on your system via their official RPM package. To get your hands on this RPM package, start by launching a terminal window. Press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for it in the app menu.

After launching a terminal window in Fedora, it’s time to download. Use the wget download command down below.

wget https://gitfiend.com/resources/GitFiend-0.39.4.x86_64.rpm

Once you’ve downloaded the GitFiend RPM package to your computer, it’s time to install the software on your system. Using the dnf install command, set up GitFiend on your Fedora computer.

sudo dnf install GitFiend-0.39.4.x86_64.rpm

How to install GitFiend on OpenSUSE

Those using OpenSUSE will be able to install GitFiend via the official RPM, just like Fedora users. To get your hands on the latest RPM, start by launching a terminal window. You can launch a terminal on OpenSUSE by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu.

Once the terminal window is open, use the wget download command and download the latest GitFiend RPM package to your OpenSUSE computer.

wget https://gitfiend.com/resources/GitFiend-0.39.4.x86_64.rpm

When the download is complete, you can install GitFiend. Using the zypper install command, install the GitFiend RPM package on your OpenSUSE system.

sudo zypper in GitFiend-0.39.4.x86_64.rpm

How to install GitFiend on Flatpak

The GitFiend application is available as a Flatpak on Flathub. If you wish to install it on your system, you must first set up the Flatpak runtime. To set up the runtime, please follow our Flatpak installation guide.

Once you’ve set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T. Then, you can install the GitFiend Git client on your system using the two commands below.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub com.gitfiend.GitFiend

 

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