How to compile/install Synkron in Ubuntu Linux

Synkron is an application that helps you keep your files and folders always updated. You can easily sync your documents, music or pictures to have their latest versions everywhere.

It is now available for Linux and it’s developed using the QT4 libraries so we’ll have to compile its source code as there are not pre-compiled packages for Ubuntu dists yet.

The following instructions are tested for Synkron 1.6.x (last version is 1.6.2 at the time of this post) althought they can work with future versions.

1. Download Synkron’s last version from:

http://synkron.sourceforge.net/download.php

2. Install the necesarry libraries and development tools in Ubuntu (as root):

apt-get install build-essential libqt4-dev

3. Uncompress the downloaded tarball:

tar -xvf Synkron-1.6.2-src.tar.gz

4. Change to the untar’ed directory and compile the source using the following sequence:

cd Synkron-1.6.2-src
lrelease-qt4 Synkron.pro
qmake-qt4 Synkron.pro
make

5. Launch Synkron:

./synkron

That’s it!

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2 thoughts on “How to compile/install Synkron in Ubuntu Linux

  1. Thank you this worked a charm and is very easy to follow. One tip though that people that haven’t used a terminal before may not realise that the apt-get commands will not always work correctly unless run as sudo…

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