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I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 OS.

I want to install NetSurf web browser in Ubuntu 14.04

This browser supports Linux(mentioned in official site of NetSurf )
The only providing .deb binary for Debian
download page of net surf browser for debian squeez
I downloaded .deb ,from this download link,provided at official site of net surf browser.


I tried to install downloaded deb file using sudo dpkg -i pakagename method

But installation failed...

What is the easy and correct way to install NetSurf browser in Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit)

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    Right-click on the .deb file and choose "Open in Software Center"? That's a generic way to install .debs that you dowload from elsewhere. – DK Bose Nov 20 '15 at 1:29
  • finally sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install solved the problem.. the I find out the problem some what related to gtk in Ubuntu 14.04 and net surf browser... so finally apt-get -f install solved my problem – Yuvaraj Nov 20 '15 at 3:40
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NetSurf web browser is available in the Ubuntu repository. Therefore, the easiest way for users is to install from the Ubuntu repository (universe).

sudo apt-get install netsurf-gtk

In Ubuntu 14.04, NetSurf version is 2.9-2, which is slightly newer than the Debian Squeeze binary version 2.7 provided by the official website.

Unless you prefer the latest version, which requires to download and compile the source code from the official website, installing from Ubuntu repository is always easier.

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Go and download the source (preferably the top, most recent link on that page), and compile it yourself by extracting the archive to ~/netsurf then:

cd ~/netsurf
sudo make
sudo make install

or simply , download *.deb file(binary file) from official website of NetSurf
and install it, by using software centre or by Gdebi package installer or
cd into directory which consists downloaded binary file and then, install it using below command

sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

here, package_name is downloaded package name.
if you encounter any problems dependency problems , run,

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install

for me,
the above command solved problem occurred during installation process.

  • finally sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install solved the problem.. the I find out the problem some what related to gtk in Ubuntu 14.04 and net surf browser... so finally apt-get -f install solved my problem..so edit and add this -f install in above answer – Yuvaraj Nov 20 '15 at 3:40

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