How To Install Synkron 1.6.2 On Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail And Linux Mint 15 Olivia

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Synkron is an open source, cross-platform application, written in C++ and using the Qt4 libraries, that enables the user to syncronize files and folders, under Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

It has an intuitive interface, allowing the user to easily sync multiple folders, to exclude some folders from the syncing process or to restore some files that were overwritten during the process. The latest version available is Synkron 1.6.2.

how to install Synkron 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Linux Mint 15 Olivia.

In this article I will show you how to install Synkron 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Linux Mint 15 Olivia.

Because Synkron 1.6.2 is not available via any third party repository, we have to build it from sources. Follow this instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

Install the needed dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libqt4-dev

Download Synkron 1.6.2, from sourceforge:

$ wget -c http://sourceforge.net/projects/synkron/files/synkron/1.6.2/Synkron-1.6.2-src.tar.g

Extract the archive:

$ tar -xzvf Synkron-1.6.2-src.tar.gz

Compile Synkron 1.6.2:

$ cd Synkron-1.6.2-src/
$ sudo lrelease-qt4 Synkron.pro
$ sudo qmake-qt4 Synkron.pro
$ sudo make

Launch Synkron 1.6.2:

$ ./synkron

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3 comments on “How To Install Synkron 1.6.2 On Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail And Linux Mint 15 Olivia
  1. Joe says:

    Worked for me in Mint Linux 15 KDE. Also use it on several Windows machines that I maintain.

  2. Joe says:

    Friend advised me to do this command too:

    sudo cp synkron /usr/bin/synkron

  3. Toaster says:

    Awesome !
    It also works with Linux Mint 18.2, when following the installation instructions given in the INSTALL file don’t (they are for Unix or Windows, not Linux).

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