So, I was trying to install the sync client for Mega (http://mega.nz) on my Ubuuntu 15.10 install. Yes, I know it's pre-release, but here is my question: When i install the .dep file, I get that

Errors were encountered while processing:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of megasync:
 megasync depends on libcrypto++9; however:
  Package libcrypto++9 is not installed.

When I then try to install libcrypto++9, I get the following error:

E: Package 'libcrypto++9' has no installation candidate

It then tells me that libcrypto++9v5 replaces it, but installing that doesn't satisfy MegaSync.

A quick Google search reveals that the v5 means "compiled using gcc5". Alas, the library is still the same. Why the new name, and how can I install my .deb file?


For Ubuntu 15.10 (All Versions):

Add this repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list (check here for other versions):

deb https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_15.10/ ./

Get/Add the key:

wget -O - https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/xUbuntu_15.10/Release.key | sudo apt-key add -

Update: sudo apt-get update

Install MEGASync:

sudo apt-get install megasync

For Nautilus plugin:

sudo apt-get install nautilus-megasync


either download packages libcrypto++9 from here and install it using command :

sudo dpkg -i libcrypto++9_5.6.1-6+deb8u1build0.15.04.1_amd64.deb


it is in universal packages so add universal repository if not added and install using command

sudo apt-get install libcrypto++9

i have tested this in ubuntu 14.04 so megasync also depending on libc-ares2 packages download it from here and install it using command

sudo dpkg -i libc-ares2_1.10.0-2_amd64.deb 


it is available in main Ubuntu repository so add if not added and install using command

sudo apt-get install libc-ares2

then try to install megasync

sudo dpkg -i megasync-xUbuntu_15.04_amd64.deb
  • Sorry, I've been forced AFK. I have universal enabled. The problem only exists in ubuntu 15.10 because of the switch to gcc5 – bpou Sep 28 '15 at 13:23
  • @bpou did you get it fixed? I'm upgrading my 15.04 -> 15.10 and i'm having the same issue. It was there in 15.04 to, but i can't remember how i fixed it. – mote Oct 27 '15 at 9:46
  • I manually edited the dependencies of the deb file. HOWTO here: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=110458 – LinuxStudent Nov 27 '15 at 16:18

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