Installing itch on Ubuntu & Debian
While you can simply head to https://itch.io/app and grab the latest .deb, we recommend you add our package repository instead, so that the app can remain up-to-date.
Adding our APT repository
We publish .deb packages of every release on Bintray:
Note: on Debian, you may need to
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https before you
follow the rest of this guide
Importing our GPG key
The packages we publish are digitally signed, so that you can ensure that we are the ones that published it, and no one else.
To allow your package manager to verify those signatures, you need to import our GPG key. You can do so by running the following command in a terminal:
curl https://dl.itch.ovh/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
This will prompt for your password, since
sudo is used.
Adding to your sources.list.d
Then, either use Ubuntu's graphical tools to add our repository, or run one of the following group of commands in your terminal:
ITCHIO_DEB="deb https://dl.bintray.com/itchio/deb xenial main" echo $ITCHIO_DEB | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/itchio.list ITCHIO_DEB="deb https://dl.bintray.com/itchio/deb wily main" echo $ITCHIO_DEB | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/itchio.list ITCHIO_DEB="deb https://dl.bintray.com/itchio/deb vivid main" echo $ITCHIO_DEB | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/itchio.list ITCHIO_DEB="deb https://dl.bintray.com/itchio/deb jessie main" echo $ITCHIO_DEB | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/itchio.list ITCHIO_DEB="deb https://dl.bintray.com/itchio/deb wheezy main" echo $ITCHIO_DEB | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/itchio.list
The codenames correspond to a given distribution:
xenialfor Ubuntu 16.04
wilyfor Ubuntu 15.10
vividfor Ubuntu 15.04, etc.
jessiefor Debian 8.x
wheezyfor Debian 7.x
When in doubt, you can use the
lsb_release -c command (from the
to print the codename of your Debian-based distribution.
Installing & updating
If you have successfully added our package repository, installing should be as simple as
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install itch from a terminal.
The package provides:
- An applications menu shortcut (via a .desktop file)
/usr/bin/itchlauncher script, for command-line usage
Refer to your distribution's manual to know how to keep packages up-to-date.
Most desktop environments have some sort of graphical interface to prompt you to
install updates, and you can always run
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get
upgrade yourself in a terminal.
sudo apt-get remove itch to uninstall itch from your system.
Note that this won't remove your library, which resides at
along with any additional install locations you have added from the app.
$HOME is your personal directory, for example: /home/you