HowTo: Install GitHub's GitBook Editor On Linux Ubuntu

GitBook is one of the best Markdown editors I have ever used. It is available for Linux, Windows and OS X. It has features like auto-complete and drag and drop. GitBook has built-in support for Version Control. To install GitBook on Ubuntu using the .deb package, open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T and follow the steps given below:

> Install using .deb package

Step 1:

Download the debian(.deb) package by clicking here.

Before proceeding remember to change your working directory in terminal to the directory where the .deb package was downloaded. Use the cd command to change directory.

Step 2:

Install the package using the dpkg command:

sudo dpkg -i FileName.deb

Replace FileName with the name of the file you just downloaded.

Step 3:

Finally, to install any missing dependencies run:

sudo apt-get -f install

Step 4:

If you get the following error:

gitbook-editor: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Install libgtk2.0 by running the following command:

sudo apt install libgtk2.0-0:i386

If you get the following error:

gitbook-editor: error while loading shared libraries: libXtst.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Install libxtst6 by running the following command:

sudo apt install libxtst6:i386

Step 5:

You are all set, GitBook editor has been successfully installed on your system.

Any further queries and suggestions are welcome in the comments section below. If you wish to try out Typora or Remarkable the installation guide can be found here and here respectively.

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