I downloaded the .deb file of Remarkable Markdown editor in Ubuntu 20.04. As soon as I started to run the .deb file, it is showing the following error:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: gir1.2-webkit-3.0

As far as I know, WebKit is a browser engine for Apple Products. I do not know why it is required on Linux. Any help in resolving this will be very much appreciated.

  • 3
    The package is not apple specific; apple just use it. But if you look at packages.ubuntu.com/… you'll note it's deprecated and out-of-date. Refer packages.ubuntu.com/…
    – guiverc
    Commented Jan 14, 2022 at 3:18
  • Okay, thanks a lot.
    – Yellow Yak
    Commented Jan 14, 2022 at 3:21
  • You can run sudo apt --fix-broken install to install all the dependencies after installing the deb package.
    – Error404
    Commented Jan 14, 2022 at 3:26
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    Based on this GitHub issue, the project seems pretty much abandoned. The developer is not even doing anything with the multiple fixes that people have offered 🤐
    – matigo
    Commented Jan 14, 2022 at 3:29

2 Answers 2


You can still install Remarkable on Ubuntu from Snap by using command below:

snap install remarkable

But better way is to use its modern and mature alternative named ReText. It is installable from official repositories by

sudo apt-add-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install retext
  • Thank you so much.
    – Yellow Yak
    Commented Jan 15, 2022 at 11:36

Here is a fix for installing Remarkable 1.87 with .deb file format that worked for me and others.

although I recommend install it via gdebi instead of dpkeg -i by this command

sudo gdebi <your deb file.deb>

for remarkable use this:

sudo gdebi remarkable_1.18_.deb

Note: if you don't have gdebi install it :

sudo apt install gdei

Hope this helps others

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