How to Install Persepolis on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Persepolis is a download manager and GUI for ARIA 2 written in Python. It can be used on any operating system that supports Python, including Linux/BSDs, macOS & Microsoft Windows! While Ubuntu users may be familiar with similar software such as the uGET download manager, the Persepolis download manager is a great lightweight alternative that is actively developed.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest version of the Persepolis on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using a recommended Launchpad PPA repository by the Persepolis Download Manager team to provide the most up-to-date version using the command line terminal.

Update Ubuntu

Before you begin, update your Ubuntu operating system to ensure all existing packages are up to date.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Dependencies

Use the following command to install or check if the packages are installed.

sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y

Import Persepolis Download Manager PPA

First, import the “Persepolis Download Manager” team PPA that contains the latest up-to-date version.

Use the following command to import the PPA as follows.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:persepolis/ppa -y

Install Persepolis Download Manager

Before running the installation command, run an apt update to reflect the new imported PPA.

sudo apt-get update

Install the software using the following command.

sudo apt install persepolis -y

How to Launch Persepolis Download Manager

Now that you have the software installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

In your terminal, use the following command.


If you would like to launch and use the terminal simultaneously, launch the application by adding the & flag to the command.

persepolis &

However, this isn’t practical for desktop users, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open the path.

Activities > Show Applications > Persepolis Download Manager


Once the application has launched, you will arrive at your default landing screen.

Note, when you close Persepolis, the application is still running in the background, as noted in the right-hand corner with the red circle.

How to Update/Upgrade Persepolis Download Manager

The software should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users using the APT package manager. For users that would like to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

How to Remove (Uninstall) Persepolis Download Manager

Persepolis, when installed, adds quite a few dependencies, so ideally, using the autoremove command is best to keep your system clean and not bloated.

sudo apt autoremove persepolis -y

Next, remove the imported PPA if you have no desire to re-install the software; the command will see the same as importing but with the –remove syntax added to the command.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:persepolis/ppa -y

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install the latest version of Persepolis on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

If you are looking for a great lightweight download manager that is actively developed, Persepolis is the software for you! It can be used on any operating system that supports Python, including Linux/BSDs, macOS & Microsoft Windows.

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