How To Install KompoZer On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04

As you may know, KompoZer is an open-source WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) and HTML editor, based on Nvu, which is  discotinued. KompoZer is maintained by the community now, since it was dropped from Debian.

This is how to install KompoZer on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

Before we start the installation guide, we have to install the dependencies. In Ubuntu 13.04 these packages were installed by default, but on the previous versions may not be.

Install the dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install libatk1.0-0 libc6 libcairo2 libfontconfig1 libfreetype6 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 libglib2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0 libidl0 libnspr4 libnss3 libpango1.0-0 libpng12-0 libstdc++6 libx11-6 libxft2 libxinerama1 libxrender1 libxt6 zlib1g

Download the packages, for 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c
$ wget -c
$ wget -c

Install the packages and fix the broken dependencies, if any:

$ sudo dpkg -i kompozer*.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

Download the packages, for 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c
$ wget -c
$ wget -c

Install the packages and fix the broken dependencies, if any:

$ sudo dpkg -i kompozer*.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

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23 comments on “How To Install KompoZer On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04
  1. Chris says:

    At last! Thank you so much!

    I spent too long trying to find out how to do this in 13.04


    Just to let you know, I think you have a little typo in that your second use of “Download the packages, for 32 bit systems” should be “64 bit”.

    Also, at least in my case, KompoZer would not install with:

    $ sudo dpkg -i kompozer*.dev

    But, did install with:

    $ sudo dpkg -i kompozer

    Thank you again,


    • Geekster says:

      yes, i have fixed it. thank you. there were actually two typos, but thanks to my brilliant users, I fix things as often as needed.

  2. Eyedol says:

    Guy, you are so smart.
    With your help i installed Kompozer on my linuxmint 64 bit and it works.

    Thank you so much

  3. Dario says:


    Thanks a lot for your tips.

  4. Gerhard Joubert says:

    Thanks for these guidelines. I wasted a lot of time trying to get Kompozer running under Ubuntu 13.04.

  5. Gene says:

    I am amazed, it looks like an excellent version of Kompozer. Thank you!

  6. Terry says:

    Everything worked for me… exactly as described. Thank you for taking the time to share this.

  7. I say many thank you man, because this articel is so many help me..

    I tried to install with $ sudo apt-get install kompozer, but it doesn’t work.

    So, say thank you very much ^_^

  8. Son says:

    Thank you very much!

  9. Bill Rose says:

    …FINALLY I’ve found a simple way to install KompoZer in Ubuntu 13.10…THANK you !!! I’ve been looking for quite awhile. Thanks again !!!

  10. david says:

    ditto….ditto…ditto 🙂
    As a brand new Ubuntu penguin I just copied all the above into my terminal and……bingo!!
    Many thanks – awesome tips

  11. Penny says:

    Thanks a lot, I’m grateful, Some months ago I couldn’t work with Kompozer in my kubuntu laptop

  12. Phil Whorton says:

    Thanks for that! I’d spent lots of time trying to get this running and now it works a charm on Kubuntu 13.10.


  13. motmat says:

    thx very much. the command was working for me only without “$”, im probabaly in admin mode when i launch terminal …

  14. gary says:

    Your instructions on how to install kompzer requires an internet connection. well, I’m working in linux w/ mint because windows sucks and microshit will not allow Perl to execute in ITS env.
    However, my linux env does not have an internet connection.
    So, how to install throw the terminal with out the net, any clues on that one ??
    please respond to grumpyoldphuker{at}gmail{dot}com
    yes the E-M is real.

    • Geekster says:

      yes, the installation steps require an internet connection. it is not easy to install software, you can download the needed packages (and their dependencies) on a computer with internet connection and install them via dpkg.

  15. richy says:

    Hi Linuxmaniacs!
    Tested today under Linux Mint 16 Petra and worked right fine your tuto…

    Some hints:
    Under this distro, you don’t need any dependency. Just download de indicated packets and install;
    Then, you can download the language pack from Kompozer official Web (*.xpi) and install and… voilá!

    Everything works fine…

    Thank you ‘very very very’ much Sir, keep in touch!


    PS: What’s hapen Kompozer updates with? How to…?

  16. Vitayalin says:

    will it work on 14.04 also?

  17. peter k says:

    thank you a good thing

    now I really not often need windoof for my work and studding

  18. Vagner says:

    Install perfect in Linux Mint 17.1 64bits, Thanks

  19. Nacima says:

    Merci beaucoup, enfin je l’ai installé sur mon pc
    merci infiniment.

  20. Kevin Lodwick says:

    Your instructions worked great for Zorin OS 9 also.

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