How to Install uGet on Debian 11 Bullseye

uGet is a lightweight download manager that is perfect for those who want to speed up their downloads without installing a bloated program. It’s also open-source, which means the code is available for anyone who wants to take a look and make modifications as they see fit. This could be great news if you are looking for a specific feature that isn’t currently offered by uGet or if you are encountering any problems with the program.

uGet comes packaged as a portable Windows app and an installer for GNU/Linux users. This makes it easy to use regardless of your operating system preference and allows you to keep it on your USB drive to take it with you wherever you go.

The following tutorial will teach you how to install the uGet download manager on Debian 11 Bullseye using the APT repository method.

Update Debian

Firstly, ensure your system is up-to-date by executing the following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Install uGet Download Manager

By default, Debian features uGet in its repository, so run the following to install the download manager.

sudo apt install uget -y

Launch uGet Download Manager

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

In your terminal, use the following command.


For desktop users, using the following path to open the application would better suit along with right-clicking and add to your bar for quick access.

Activities > Show Applications > uGet


How to Install uGet on Debian 11 Bullseye

When downloading files right click and copy the URL into your clipboard, uGet will prompt you if you wish to proceed in downloading.


How to Install uGet on Debian 11 Bullseye

Then you should see the download commence in your download manager window.


How to Install uGet on Debian 11 Bullseye

How to Update uGet 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) uGet Download Manager

uGet, 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 uget -y

Comments and Conclusion

If you are looking for a powerful and lightweight download manager, uGet is worth checking out. It has all the features you need to get the job done, plus it is open source and available on multiple platforms. Give it a try today!


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