How To Install Recoll 1.20.3 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Recoll is an open source full-text search tool for Linux, developed in Qt. Among others, it has support for finding keywords inside text files (capable of reading all the popular document formats), email attachments, archive members, etc.

The latest version available is Recoll 1.20.3, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • fixes a bug where the real time indexer did not process the web queue
  • miscellaneous usability improvements in the GUI.
  • Copy sample fragbuts.xml file if it does not exist

how to install Recoll 1.20.3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Linux Lite 2, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014

In this article I will show you how to install Recoll 1.20.3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Linux Lite 2, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Recoll 1.20.3 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the pa to your system, update the local repository index and install the recoll package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:recoll-backports/recoll-1.15-on
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install recoll

Optional, to remove recoll, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove recoll

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