A graphical client for Soulseek

View the Project on GitHub Nicotine-Plus/nicotine-plus

Run Nicotine+ from git

For those of us who like living on the bleeding edge and want to help testing the latest changes and bug-fixes, you can run Nicotine+ directly from the git repository. This is not particularly hard, but it may come with some additional required skills, like installing dependencies and managing changes in the database and the config files.

Installing the dependencies

To run Nicotine+ from git, you first have to install all required dependencies. You may also want to install the optional dependencies. See

Clone the repository and run Nicotine+

This is great if you’re the only Nicotine+ user on your system and you want to test the latest version.

$ git clone
$ cd nicotine-plus
$ python3 nicotine

To use translations, you need to generate .mo files by running python3 build. The files will be located in the mo folder.

Updating your cloned Nicotine+

If you want to update to the latest version of Nicotine+, proceed like this:

$ cd nicotine-plus
$ git pull
$ python3 nicotine

Installing Nicotine+ from the git repository

This is useful if you want to share your Nicotine+ installation with other users.

$ cd nicotine-plus
$ sudo python3 install

After that, you should be able to run nicotine like a normal command.