How To Install BleachBit 1.4 On Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, BleachBit is an open-source, cleanup program that gets rid of the temporary files on your computer, reduces the number on unnecesary files, in order to increase the free space and the system performance. BleachBit is the Linux equivalent of the CCleaner, that runs on Windows.

The latest version available is BleachBit 1.4, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes and fixes:

Multi-platform changes:

  • ¬†Firefox: Fix DatabaseError: no such table: moz_hosts
  • Firefox: Purge the table moz_hosts in places.sqlite for the option url_history
  • Firefox: Delete Necko Predictive Network Actions
  • Firefox: Delete more session restore files
  • Google Chrome: fix error cleaning autofill_dates
  • Adobe Reader: use wildcards instead of specific versions
  • Clean netMRL history in VLC media player
  • Clean GIMP version 2.8
  • Improve support for Liferea

Linux and Unix specific changes:

  • Pass control of the ~/.cache/mozilla directory from the System – Cache cleaner to the Firefox – Cache cleaner
  • Clean additional locale directories
  • Clean .mask files in Easytag
  • Clean more history in the Links web browser
  • Add packages for CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

how to install BleachBit 1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian 7 Wheezy

In this article I will show you how to install BleachBit 1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian 7 Wheezy and derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the deb package and install it via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install BleachBit 1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget katana.oooninja.com/bleachbit/sf/bleachbit_1.4_all_ubuntu1404.deb
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_1.4_all_ubuntu1404.deb

How to install BleachBit 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13, Elementary OS 0.2 and other Ubuntu 12.04 derivatives:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget katana.oooninja.com/bleachbit/sf/bleachbit_1.4_all_ubuntu1204.deb
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_1.4_all_ubuntu1204.deb

How to install BleachBit 1.4 on Debian 7 and derivatives:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget katana.oooninja.com/bleachbit/sf/bleachbit_1.4_all_debian7.deb
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_1.4_all_debian7.deb

Optional, to remove BleachBit 1.4, from either Ubuntu or Debian, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove bleachbit

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