Install notepadqq on Debian 8 (jessie)

Notepadqq is a version of notepad++ adapted for Linux. I love notepad++ for its powerful features and also because it’s free. Notepadqq has a ppa configured for easy installation for Ubuntu users, but for everyone else they must resort to compiling it. Fortunately it’s not too complicated. Thanks to linuxbabe for the guidance.

For Debian 8 users this is what you have to do:

sudo apt-get install qt5-qmake libqt5webkit5 libqt5svg5 coreutils libqt5webkit5-dev libqt5svg5-dev qttools5-dev-tools git
git clone https://github.com/notepadqq/notepadqq.git
cd notepadqq
./configure
make
sudo make install

After a bit of time notepadqq will be compiled and installed. That’s it!

If you are running gnome-shell or a derivative (such as cinnamon) then you can get your newly installed program to show up in the menu by pressing alt+f2, hitting r, and then hitting enter. This causes the shell to reload so it will pick up your newly installed program.

10 thoughts on “Install notepadqq on Debian 8 (jessie)”

  1. Thank you very much! Following guide step-by-step and it worked like a charme.
    I tried to install notepadqq from the Readme instructions, which are not much different, but I was stuck finding the right dependencies to make configuration.
    A nooby debian user 😉

  2. Hello,

    I tried installing notepadqq, and it worked fine, but when i launch notepadqq, always the same error : “segmentation error”. Could someone help me with that please ? (just a beginner with debian)

  3. In the example, not sure where one command stops and another begins. is this all one long command or several?

    1. The wordpress theme makes it difficult to see. It’s 6 different commands. If you copy/paste the whole thing into a text editor you’ll see the different lines – each line is a different command.

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