Howto- Install Ubuntu One and menu indicator on LinuxMint |PPA

Ubuntu One is a Cloud Service that allows you to sync files across multiple computers via Internet, it is a good alternative to DropBox. Ubuntu One have suite of cloud services including storage, sync, sharing and streaming , you will have immediate access to your music collection, favorite photos, videos, important documents and more, at any time and from any device.

In this post i will show you how to install Ubuntu One and its indicator on LinuxMint.

 Install Ubuntuone on LinuxMint:

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuone/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk ubuntuone-client

After installation, you can run ubuntu one  from terminal using the command :


Install UbuntuOne indicator In LinuxMint:

If you want to install ubuntuone indicator on LinuxMint, use the following ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-indicator

After installed, to launch the indicator open Menu–>Other–>Ubuntu One indicator

  • Anonymous

    Clipped this to Evernote for future reference.

  • Jj Wolthuis

    The PPA path is incorrect

  • Niebert

    The following command in terminal
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuone/stablecreates the following
    error message on Linux Mint 12 Lisa – 64Bit:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File “/usr/bin/add-apt-repository”, line 65, in
        if not sp.add_source_from_line(line):
      File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/”, line 630, in add_source_from_line
        (deb_line, file) = expand_ppa_line(line.strip(), self.distro.codename)
      File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/”, line 47, in expand_ppa_line
        sourceslistd = apt_pkg.Config.find_dir(“Dir::Etc::sourceparts”)
    AttributeError: ‘module’ object has no attribute ‘Config’

  • Enkouyami

    Doesn’t work anymore

  • Enkouyami

    To make the ppa work, use sudo add-apt-repository “deb quantal main” since the ppa only supports up to Ubuntu Quantal.

    Also the package was renamed to indicator-ubuntuone, so you’ll have to install it with sudo apt-get install indicator-ubuntuone