In this guide, you will learn to Install GitHub Desktop App on Debian 11.
GitHub Desktop is a desktop application for Windows and Mac OS and Linux platforms. It allows you to work with projects on GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. You can add projects to create, develop, and track the project in a helpful graphical interface(GUI).
Steps To Install GitHub Desktop on Debian 11
To complete this guide, log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide on Initial Server Setup with Debian 11.
Now follow the steps below to complete this guide.
Set up GitHub Desktop Client on Debian 11
The GitHub Desktop client app is not available for Linux systems. You need to use GitHub Desktop – The Linux Fork by ShiftKey.
First, update your local package index with the following command:
sudo apt update
Now you need to download ShiftKey by using the following wget command:
sudo wget https://github.com/shiftkey/desktop/releases/download/release-3.2.1-linux1/GitHubDesktop-linux-3.2.1-linux1.deb
Install gdebi using the following command which helps you to install local deb packages, resolving and installing its dependencies:
sudo apt install gdebi-core -y
GitHub Desktop Installation on Debian 11
At this point, you can install the GitHub desktop client with the commands below:
sudo gdebi GitHubDesktop-linux-3.2.1-linux1.deb
Launch GitHub Desktop
At this point, you can easily launch your GitHub desktop app by using the following command:
Also, you can access your GitHub desktop by simply clicking on the Activities link of the Taskbar or pressing the Windows key on your keyboard to search GitHub.
At this point, you can log in with GitHub.com or GitHub Enterprise as per your account to manage Git repositories directly on your Debian 11.
Update GitHub Desktop App
You can easily update your app by running the system update:
# sudo apt update
# sudo apt upgrade
Uninstall GitHub Desktop from Debian 11
If you no longer want to use the GitHub Desktop app, you can use the following command to remove it from your server:
sudo apt-get remove github-desktop
At this point, you have learned to Install GitHub Desktop on Debian 11.
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