Until now the FileZilla software on my PC is version

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But on FileZilla's website http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client

the latest version is 3.5.1 now.

I have check the packages website and Synaptic Package Manager on my Ubuntu. My FileZilla is same on package. http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/filezilla

But I want to install the latest FileZilla on Ubuntu. Not version by 2010. Because I use FileZilla frequently. So I think it is an important software to me.

But what can I do for updating my FileZilla now?

Do I need to build from Source? Or some other choice?

Can someone help me? Thank you very much.


It's in this repository.

You can add the repository and install it with the following commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install filezilla

All LTS packages have been moved here (for easier rebuilding):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa2
  • Outdated: Does not provide latest version for Xenial (16.04 LTS). Sep 4 '16 at 2:31
  • I encountered a bug in Filezilla. After the update, it is fixed.
    – Casper
    Sep 4 '16 at 14:21
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    This is not a good solution as there is no release for Ubuntu Xenial 16.04. Apr 10 '17 at 13:52

The easiest way is to use the official flathub version, it will be updated automatically: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.filezillaproject.Filezilla

Install it from the command line:

flatpak install flathub org.filezillaproject.Filezilla

Install from Ubuntu Software store:

  • Search for FileZilla
  • click install (on the flathub version!)
  • done.
  • The command line gives: Command 'flatpak' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install flatpak So, I tried, sudo apt install flathub org.filezillaproject.Filezilla Which gives: [sudo] password for geoffrey: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package flathub E: Unable to locate package org.filezillaproject.Filezilla `E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'org.filezillaproject.Filezilla' Jan 24 at 23:27

Follow the instructions here: https://engineerworkshop.com/blog/how-to-update-install-filezilla-on-ubuntu/
This in itself is not a complete answer. If you don't have an .opt directory then you need to create one. Here's why and how: Use of /opt and /usr/local directories in the context of a PC One must also add the installed directory to $path (How do I add an executable to my search path?) and add it to the GUI menu system (Add executable file to lubuntu menu).

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