How To Install Syncthing GTK 0.3.5 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Syncthing is an open-source software that allows the users to easily synchronize files and directories between different computers in a secured and encrypted manner. The application has only a Web UI, so we need the browser to do our Syncthing tasks.

Yet another open-source software is Syncthing GTK, which is a GUI written in Python and GTK+3, adding an intuitive user interface to Syncthing, so that the users don’t need to use the browser anymore.

The latest versions available are Syncthing 0.9.15 and Syncthing GTK 0.3.5, which have been released recently.

how to install Syncthing GTK 0.3.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Syncthing GTK 0.3.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Before we start the installation of Syncthing GTK, we have to install Syncthing first. Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Syncthing and Syncthing GTK for 32 bit systems:

Install Syncthing:

$ sudo mkdir -p /opt/syncthing
$ cd /opt/syncthing
$ sudo wget https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing/releases/download/v0.9.15/syncthing-linux-386-v0.9.15.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf syncthing-linux-386-v0.9.15.tar.gz
$ rm syncthing-linux-386-v0.9.15.tar.gz
$ cd syncthing-linux-386-v0.9.15
$ sudo chmod +x syncthing
$ ./syncthing
$ sudo install /opt/syncthing/syncthing /usr/local/bin/

Install Syncthing GTK:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install syncthing-gtk

How to install Syncthing and Syncthing GTK for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo mkdir -p /opt/syncthing
$ cd /opt/syncthing
$ sudo wget github.com/syncthing/syncthing/releases/download/v0.9.15/syncthing-linux-amd64-v0.9.15.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf syncthing-linux-amd64-v0.9.15.tar.gz
$ rm syncthing-linux-amd64-v0.9.15.tar.gz
$ cd syncthing-linux-amd64-v0.9.15
$ sudo chmod +x syncthing
$ ./syncthing
$ sudo install /opt/syncthing/syncthing /usr/local/bin/

Install Syncthing GTK:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install syncthing-gtk

Optional, to remove Syncthing and Syncthing-GTK, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove syncthing-gtk
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/syncthing

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One comment on “How To Install Syncthing GTK 0.3.5 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. runejustesen says:

    Hi

    Thanks for the guide! When I reach the part where I execute the syncthing-file by typing “./syncthing”, I receive the following message in terminal: “bash: ./syncthing: cannot execute binary file:(and then something in Danish about an invalid format on the executable file…)”.

    Does anyone know why?

    I am admittedly far from being a linux-expert, and I have tried to find an explanation online, though without luck so far.

    I am running ubuntu 14.04.

    best,
    rune

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