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Installation Instructions

  • install the deb-package, e.g. using the Terminal command
    $ sudo apt install <path-to-smartgit-deb-file>
    on newer Linux versions or using
    $ sudo dpkg -i <path-to-smartgit-deb-file>
    $ sudo apt-get install -f
    on older ones
  • start the application by using the created menu icon

If the application fails to start, e.g. because you have an incompatible Java Runtime Environment version in your path or SmartGit does not find it, please create ~/.smartgit/smartgit.vmoptions and add the line (and adding the correct path):


 ... that you are giving SmartGit a try.

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