Benaiah\’s Computer Experiences

January 22, 2008

Installing NetBeans in Ubuntu

Filed under: Linux, netbeans, ubuntu — Benaiah @ 2:29 am

After much struggling to install NetBeans in Linux I have found a simple way to do it.  Currently this installs NetBeans version 5.5.1.

Open the Synaptic Package Manager:

System >> Administration >> Synaptic Package Manager

Enable “Unsupported updates (gusty-backports)” by checking the box in:

Settings >> Repositories >> Updates

Click “Close”

Click “Reload” and then “Search”

Enter “netbeans” click the check box and select “Mark for installation”

You will be asked to “Mark additional required changes?”

Click “Mark”

Synaptic will now install NetBeans and it will be available via:

Applications >> Programming >> NetBeans



  1. this one helps lot for a novice like me thanks!

    Comment by jackson — September 8, 2008 @ 1:29 am

  2. what version of netbeans is found in repositories ?
    imean the basic java one or the full one ??


    Comment by Ahmed kotb — November 1, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

  3. thank you very much

    Comment by Rahul — February 8, 2009 @ 5:14 am

  4. I have installed netbeans… every thing got fine … but I am unable to find it under Applications >> Programming >> NetBeans….

    Can some one help…?

    Comment by taimoor — February 10, 2009 @ 6:55 am

  5. That was very helpful for me as I was searching for netbeans on ubuntu after I installed Ubuntu8.
    Good job Benaiah

    Comment by Vikram — May 4, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

  6. Thank you very much! It was really helpful!

    Comment by Thameera — June 15, 2009 @ 8:44 am

  7. It will only install the Java version of NetBeans, but that is no problem.

    Simply point to the addon utility within NetBeans and you can add any adon to your heart’s content: C++, AJAX, Python, etc.

    Comment by Marakov — September 20, 2009 @ 10:16 am

  8. please can i get help how to install netbeans and vlc on ubuntu ver 9.04?

    Comment by shalua — February 22, 2010 @ 7:08 am

  9. Just follow the instructions given by Beneiah..

    I got it working in my Ubuntu 9.10

    Comment by Zaki — March 23, 2010 @ 7:15 am

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