I want to install PeaZip for a specific purpose, which I can't fulfill with any other archive manager. I downloaded and installed it by using both dpkg -i & Gdebi. Now I can't start it, because I can't find the launcher. Please provide a solution.

  • answer outdated, mark the other – user47206 Oct 5 '15 at 20:42
  • updated answer since newer packages seem to be fixed – Gus E Oct 8 '15 at 20:16

For some reason some of the older GTK debs are configured for the KDE desktop. They include a desktop icon, but install it to the KDE directories. I fixed this by just linking the desktop file in the correct directory.

Just run sudo ln -s /opt/kde3/share/applications/kde/PeaZip.desktop /usr/share/applications/.

Alternatively, you could just copy the shortcut with sudo cp /opt/kde3/share/applications/kde/PeaZip.desktop /usr/share/applications/

Newer versions found on their download page seem to have fixed this problem.


You can download an Ubuntu package for PeaZip from their website:

You'll probably want one of the GTK2 versions unless you're using KDE.


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