How to install Mendeley Desktop for Ubuntu/Debian
We provide software packages for Ubuntu/Debian and a repository which allows you to keep Mendeley up to date using Ubuntu's software update tools.
We currently support Ubuntu Hardy/8.04 or Debian Lenny and newer.
Click the link above to download Mendeley. When the download completes, double-click the package and click the Install or Install Package button in the software installer.
If you are using an older version of Ubuntu/Debian, the package may not install automatically after being opened. You can install it manually by opening a terminal and entering:
sudo dpkg -i <path-to-downloaded-package>
During installation, the Mendeley Ubuntu repository will be added to your list of software sources. You can then use the standard Ubuntu/Debian software update tools to keep Mendeley up to date.
You can either look for the Mendeley Desktop icon in the Education section of the applications menu or, in a terminal window, enter the following to run Mendeley Desktop as a normal user:
For more information about managing software in Ubuntu, please refer to Ubuntu's documentation.
Ubuntu/Debian will automatically check for updates to Mendeley periodically and notify you via the standard software update tools.
If you want to manually check for and install updates you can do so by opening a terminal and entering:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mendeleydesktop
If you wish to install Mendeley Desktop on a computer which you do not have administrator access to, please use our generic Linux packages.
If you wish to remove Mendeley Desktop, you can do so by using Ubuntu's software management tools or by opening a terminal and running:
sudo apt-get remove mendeleydesktop