I just downloaded the compressed files from Codeblocks website but there are so many .deb files.

So which one should I install? Do I have to remove currently installed Codeblocks 16.01 before performing installation? If anyone describes the process in a bit detail, it'll be really helpful. I am a newbie.


Codeblocks_17.12_1 works nice on a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and spent a day coding and not seen any of the IDE`s usual GUI problems previously experienced when using Codeblocks v16.01 on Ubuntu 17.10+ ;)

Extra Dependencies Required (+current codeblocks-contrib);-

sudo apt-get install libwxbase3.0 cccc cppcheck cscope hunspell valgrind python3-pygments wx3.0

Then Codeblocks_17.12_1 and plugins install without problems.

Thanks Codeblocks coders and contributors, I have been using this IDE for many years.

  • Preparing to unpack codeblocks_17.12-1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking codeblocks (17.12-1) over (16.01+dfsg-2.1) ... dpkg: error processing archive codeblocks_17.12-1_amd64.deb (--install): trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/codeblocks/plugins/libabbreviations.so', which is also in package codeblocks-contrib 16.01+dfsg-2.1 dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing: codeblocks_17.12-1_amd64.deb I am getting this error message – Riadath Akib May 10 '18 at 8:23
  • Maybe remove the old codeblocks contrib version:- sudo apt remove codeblocks-contrib && sudo apt autoremove – David Ramsay May 10 '18 at 14:22

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