Installation on Debian

Install Git

Verbose Guacamole currently requires you to have Git installed to use the version control features.

The good news is, most Linux distros have Git installed by default, so you can probably skip this step. To make sure, run git --version, which should output your current version of Git.

If Git is not installed, run sudo apt install git to install it.

Direct .deb File

First, find the most recent version on the Github Releases page. Don't pick a version that's title includes "Beta" or "RC", those are preview releases and not intended for normal use.

Open the accordion labelled "Assets" at the bottom of the release. Download the file that ends in ".deb".

If you already know how to install .deb files on Debian, go ahead and do so. For others, we recommend you install Gdebi to ease the process. Open your terminal app and run this command:

sudo apt install gdebi*

Right click on the .deb file you downloaded in your Files application, and select "Open With Other Application". Select "GDebi Package Installer".

From the screen that opens up, select "Install Package" and Verbose Guacamole will be installed on your system.

Direct .zip File

Alternatively, you can run a portable version of VerbGuac via a .zip file. Download the release file that ends with .zip and includes the term linux in it.

Unzip the file. In the resulting folder, there should be a file named verbose-guacamole. Run this file to run the program.

Please note, this version of VerbGuac is not as rigorously tested as the others, so be cautious using it.


To upgrade your version, follow the exact same steps and the new version will replace your old version. Make sure to close any running windows from Verbose Guacamole first!

In the Future

We are planning to create a package repository of some sort to ease installation and upgrading of VerbGuac on Debian systems.

We are also considering allowing distribution via snap and flatpak to improve cross-distro support.

These instructions are for installing on Debian.Get instructions for a different operating system.