I've just install jdownloader but i do not understand how it works. If I add it click on the jdownloader icon, nothing happens.

I installed this way

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jdownloader

In terminal I get this:

/home/user/.jdownloader/config/PACKAGEMANAGER.cfg (No such file or directory)

in /home/[MyUserName]/.jdownloader, I can see a jdupdate.jar but no /config/PACKAGEMANAGER.cfg

I have Java 6.26 installed.

one month later and several extra hours lost, I still haven't managed to install JDownloader on my Ubuntu 11.10

It seems all the tutorials are outdated ! Did somebody manage ?

Note : it took me less than 5 mn to install on OSX. What the hell with Ubuntu ?

  • ... you open it, then copy the link you want to download.. and start the download in jdownloader.. what you don't undertsand?. – Uri Herrera Nov 27 '11 at 20:09
  • i click on it but it does not open ! – dupont Nov 27 '11 at 20:35
  • click on what? a link, jdownloader?.. what? – Uri Herrera Nov 27 '11 at 20:37
  • I click on the jdownloader icon in the unity dash – dupont Nov 27 '11 at 20:39
  • Have you installed Java? try to run it from a terminal and see what errors you get ,i must that i too experienced this and was forced to use the jdownlaoder.jar file 'cause the executable wouldn't load. – Uri Herrera Nov 27 '11 at 20:42

Based on your last comment (you may add it to your initial question - just click the edit link below the tag), i assume jdownloader isn't configured properly. It obviously tries to access


but it should try to access


EDIT: If you install jdownloader using ther jdownloader ppa, jdownloader first tries to update itself to the newest version. You get more information about what's going on if you start jdownloader from the command line using jdownloader -v.

I myself didn't get the PPA version to run on my own PC (Ubuntu 10.04), so it seems to be a bug (jdownloader wasn't able to update itself). I recommend installing JDownloader manually, by downloading the LInux installation file from JDownloader's download page.

  • yes, I got Jdownloader from the PPA, I'll try to load this week end manually from jdownloader site.Seams to be not so easy, it says I must install WGET before downloading ! – dupont Nov 30 '11 at 19:26
  • @tohuwawohu can you please edit this answer a step by step guide in installing Jdownloader manually? – Mysterio Jul 5 '12 at 16:49
  • @Mysterio: i discourage strongly from installing jDownloader manually. There are far too many pitfalls that may lead to disappointment. Instead, i strongly recommend to check the different download managers that are available in the standard Ubuntu repositories: for example, fatrat, kget (for KDE / Kubuntu), steadyflow (for Gnome) and uget. Those applications are far more easy to install, and i assume that they (almost the "bigger" ones, fatrat or steadyflow) offer the same functionality. – tohuwawohu Jul 5 '12 at 19:40

Try to remove your home jdownloader profile and restart the program to see if it's a corrupt file and rebuilding it sves the problem.

  • Profile removal did not solve the issue – dupont Dec 1 '11 at 19:46

I finally managed to install jdownloader. this post helped me.


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