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How to set up Zenkit on Linux

ZenKit is a powerful collaborative project management tool for Linux, Mac, Windows, and other platforms. It allows teams to easily manage their projects, tasks, clients, and more. In this guide, we will show you how to get the app working on Linux.

Ubuntu installation instructions

Setting up ZenKit on Ubuntu Linux is done through a downloadable DEB package from the developer’s website. This installation method isn’t as seamless as a dedicated PPA, but it still works quite well. To start the installation, open up a terminal window on the desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, use the wget download tool to grab the DEB package.

Note: don’t want to download the DEB package through the terminal? Click here to download it with your browser.

wget https://static.zenkit.com/downloads/zenkit-linux.deb -O ~/Downloads/zenkit-linux.deb

After downloading the DEB package to your Ubuntu PC, use the CD command to move the terminal session into your “Downloads” directory.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the “Downloads” directory, use the apt install command to set up the latest release of ZenKit on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install ./zenkit-linux.deb

Once the apt install command finishes, ZenKit is ready to use on your Ubuntu Linux PC!

Debian installation instructions

As there is a DEB package available on the official website (likely intended for Ubuntu users), the ZenKit tool is easily installable on Debian, as Ubuntu and Debian share an architecture. To start the installation, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, make use of the wget download command down below to grab the latest ZenKit DEB.

Note: ZenKit is available for download directly from their website if you prefer to grab it there, rather than with the wget downloader tool.

wget https://static.zenkit.com/downloads/zenkit-linux.deb -O ~/Downloads/zenkit-linux.deb

After downloading the ZenKit DEB package to your Debian PC, use the CD command to move the terminal window to the “Downloads” directory where the file was downloaded.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the “Downloads” directory, use the dpkg command to install ZenKit on Debian. During this installation, some errors will occur. They are dependency errors and can be fixed by following this guide here.

sudo dpkg -i zenkit-linux.deb

Once the dpkg command finishes, ZenKit is ready to use on Debian!

Arch Linux installation instructions

ZenKit does not have an official release for Arch Linux. However, there is a community AUR package that downloads the generic Linux release and builds it into an easy to use Arch Linux package. Here’s how to get it working. First, open up a terminal window and use it to install both the “Git” and “Base-devel” packages.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel

Once both packages are set up on your Arch Linux system, use the git clone downloader command to download the Trizen AUR helper tool. This program will automate the installation of ZenKit on your Arch Linux PC, so you don’t have to do anything by hand (like manually installing dependencies).

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git

Install the Trizen app with the makepkg command below.

cd trizen 

makepkg -sri

With the Trizen application installed, run trizen -S to get the latest release of ZenKit up and running on Arch Linux.

trizen -S zenkit

Fedora installation instructions

There is an RPM package available on the ZenKit website, which means that the app is straightforward to get working on Fedora Linux. To start the installation, launch a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, with the terminal window open, run the dnf install command to install it directly from the internet.

sudo dnf install https://static.zenkit.com/downloads/zenkit-linux.rpm

Don’t want to use dnf install on a URL? Run these commands instead. First, download the RPM with wget.

wget https://static.zenkit.com/downloads/zenkit-linux.rpm

Then, install the app with dnf install.

sudo dnf install zenkit-linux.rpm

OpenSUSE installation instructions

As there is an RPM release of ZenKit, OpenSUSE operating systems can run the app. To start the installation, launch a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T. Then, use the wget download tool to grab the ZenKit RPM file.

wget https://static.zenkit.com/downloads/zenkit-linux.rpm -O ~/Downloads/zenkit-linux.rpm

Once the RPM file is done downloading, use the CD command to move the terminal session into the “Downloads” directory.

cd ~/Downloads

Install the ZenKit RPM file on your OpenSUSE Linux operating system by running the zypper install command below.

sudo zypper install zenkit-linux.rpm

Snap package installation instructions

ZenKit is available as a Snap. So, if you’re running a Linux OS that has access to the Snapcraft Snap Store, getting ZenKit working is incredibly easy. To start the process, ensure you have the Snapd runtime enabled. Then, use the snap install command below to install the app.

sudo snap install zenkit

AppImage installation instructions

Those on lesser-known Linux operating systems that do not support the Arch Linux AUR, DEB, or RPM packages, and also do not support Snaps can still get their hands on ZenKit thanks to the AppImage release of the program. Here’s how to get it working.

First, open up a terminal window on your desktop. Then, use the wget downloader app to grab the ZenKit AppImage.

wget https://static.zenkit.com/downloads/zenkit-linux.AppImage

Update the AppImage file permissions with chmod.

sudo chmod +x zenkit-linux.AppImage

Finally, run the app with:

./zenkit-linux.AppImage

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