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How to Install SecureCRT on Supported Ubuntu Platforms

There are a variety of ways to install a software package on Ubuntu.

Perhaps the most robust way is to use the apt utility once you have downloaded the .deb installer:

  1. Use the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut to open a native terminal window.
  2. Use the cd command to change your working directory to the location where you downloaded the .deb installer package. For example:
    cd ~/Downloads
  3. Use the apt utility to run the installer. For example:
    sudo apt -f install -y ./scrt-8.7.2-2214.ubuntu18-64.x86_64.deb
    Note the "./" is required so that apt knows you are attempting to install from a local file. Installing with "dpkg -i" will not resolve dependencies, though running "apt install --fix-broken" or "apt install -f" after a dpkg install may help to fix dependency issues.
  4. Type in your normal account password when prompted.

Assuming that all the dependencies are already in place, another possibility would be to double-click on a .deb file to install. For example, the process of installing SecureCRT 8.7.2 on Ubuntu 18.04 using the Ubuntu Software tool would look like this:

  1. Download the .deb file for the SecureCRT installer package which corresponds to your Ubuntu version. When the download completes, open the Files app.
  2. Navigate to the Downloads directory (or to the folder in which you saved the downloaded file).
  3. Double-click on the downloaded .deb file to launch the installer.
  4. Press the Install button.
  5. When prompted, enter your user account credentials to authorize the installation.
  6. Once the installer has completed, press the Super key (the Windows logo key on most PC keyboards), and then start typing SecureCRT into the search field. You'll see the SecureCRT app available for launching the process.
  7. If you experience problems with this approach, use the apt installation utility as described above.
  8. If you still experience problems installing SecureCRT on a supported Ubuntu platform (even using the apt approach described above), then please send a report to for further assistance.
Installing SecureCRT on Ubuntu Platform

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