I would like to install gnome-schedule in my recent Ubuntu 16.04 but I can't find the how. It is not in ubuntu software and if I type sudo apt-get install gnome-schedule, I get it's not found. I would like to use it because I find it quick and easy to use. I've been looking for alternatives but instead of "when" which I don't like, I can't find anything else, so help is welcome.


gnome-schedule is indeed not in the official Ubuntu repositories for Ubuntu 16.04.

However, at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-schedule/+bug/1576060/comments/23, Kartik (kartik-arora95) has kindly compiled a .deb package for version 2.3.0 of Gnome Schedule that is reportedly working for Ubuntu 16.04. Download the .deb package provided at the aforementioned link and then install it using:

sudo dpkg -i gnome-schedule_2.3.0-0ubuntu16.04_amd64.deb
  • Normal cron commands still work. crontab -e is how you set up and manage jobs, and crontab -l will list your jobs. – SDsolar Aug 4 '17 at 14:52
  • Thank you for the answer. It has been very usefull. I've installed and it worked perfectly. Thank you!! – José A. Alonso Aug 15 '17 at 19:02
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    Why had Gnome-Scheudule been dropped? – Jason Oct 7 '17 at 16:47
  • sudo apt-get install librarian0 scrollkeeper rarian-compat at – WitchCraft Oct 18 '17 at 19:20

Used gnome-schedule for many years in many earlier versions of Ubuntu. Nice one. Ubuntu 16.04 not having gnome-schedule is highly inconvenient. A verified source is here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/+package/gnome-schedule

You will require to compile from sources.

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    I wrote an answer that details how to install it using a .deb package provided by a user at gnome-schedule's Launchpad repository. See if it works for you. – edwinksl Aug 7 '16 at 4:27

I have compiled gnome-scheduler for 16.04 by editing the Ubuntu source package for Natty a bit. Here you go https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-schedule/+bug/1576060/comments/35

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