Nicotine+

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GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris

If you have no need to modify the Nicotine+ source, you are strongly recommended to use packages for your distribution/operating system. This will save you time.

Ubuntu/Debian (Stable)

To use stable packages on Ubuntu and Debian, add the stable Nicotine+ apt repository (PPA) by running the following:

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nicotine-team/stable
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6CEB6050A30E5769
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nicotine

If you prefer to install a .deb package directly, you can download one here. Unlike the repository installation method, Nicotine+ will not update automatically; you need to download a .deb package each time a new release is available.

Ubuntu/Debian (Unstable)

The project builds daily unstable snapshots in a separate unstable PPA. To use it, run the following:

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nicotine-team/unstable
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6CEB6050A30E5769
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nicotine

If you prefer to install a .deb package directly, you can download one here. Unlike the repository installation method, Nicotine+ will not update automatically; you need to download a .deb package each time a new release is available.

Arch Linux/Manjaro/Parabola (Stable)

Nicotine+ is available in the community repository of Arch Linux, Manjaro and Parabola. To install, run the following:

sudo pacman -S nicotine+

Void Linux (Stable)

To install Nicotine+ on Void Linux, run the following:

sudo xbps-install -S nicotine+

Fedora (Stable)

To install Nicotine+ on Fedora, run the following:

sudo dnf install nicotine+

Other Distributions

If Nicotine+ has not been packaged for your distribution/operating system yet, there are other recommended ways of installing Nicotine+.

pip (Stable)

Nicotine+ can be installed using pip. Ensure the runtime dependencies are installed, and run the following:

pip3 install nicotine-plus

Keep in mind that Nicotine+ will not update automatically. When a new release is available, run the following:

pip3 install nicotine-plus --upgrade

Flatpak (Stable)

If your distribution supports Flatpak, you can install Nicotine+ from Flathub.

Flatpak (Unstable)

Unstable Flatpak packages are generated after every commit to the master branch, and should only be used for testing.

Windows

Stable

Stable Windows installers for Nicotine+ are available for download. Installing Nicotine+ requires administrator privileges.

Portable packages are also available. They can be run from your home directory, and do not require installation or administrator privileges.

Unstable

Unstable Windows packages are generated after every commit to the master branch, and should only be used for testing.

Portable packages are also available. They can be run from your home directory, and do not require installation or administrator privileges.

Chocolatey (Stable)

Nicotine+ can be installed using Chocolatey. Run the following:

choco install nicotine-plus

macOS

Stable (Catalina/10.15 and newer)

A stable macOS installer for Nicotine+ is available on macOS version 10.15 (Catalina) and newer.

Stable (Mojave/10.14)

On macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), the recommended approach is to install Nicotine+ using Homebrew.

Once Homebrew is set up, run the following:

brew install nicotine-plus

Unstable (Catalina/10.15 or newer)

Unstable macOS installers are generated after every commit to the master branch, and should only be used for testing.

Building from Git (Unstable)

For more experienced users and developers who want to test the latest and greatest changes in Nicotine+, building from Git is described in RUNFROMGIT.md. Also read the next section about getting involved.