If I follow the steps of gnometerminator.blogspot.de:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminator

then I end up having terminator version 0.98, but according to the terminator launchpad site there is already version 1.91

Whats wrong here? Thank you in advance


You can download the tar file here :


After that you can :

#tar xzvf   terminator-1.91.tar.gz
#cd  terminator-1.91
#cp ./data/terminator.appdata.xml.in ./data/terminator.appdata.xml
#cp ./data/terminator.desktop.in ./data/terminator.desktop
# ./setup.py install 
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    Thanks, I know that, but they are writing on their page NOT to download it directly, cause its more secure to use apt. I was just wondering because of the huge version difference 0.98 and 1.91, but anyway I will just go with the version from the website. – baermathias Feb 15 '18 at 12:13
  • And how to uninstall this again? – baermathias Feb 15 '18 at 12:34
  • sudo apt-get --purge remove terminator – An0n Feb 15 '18 at 12:42
  • I had to install psutil: pip install --user psutil – Bryce Guinta Jan 18 '19 at 22:38

The method described here worked for me... http://www.webupd8.org/2017/02/terminal-emulator-terminator-sees-new.html

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/nightly-gtk3
sudo apt update
sudo apt install terminator python-cairo
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  • this method not working anymore. did you know the new ppa? – seyed Jun 12 at 0:11

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