Ubuntu – How to replace Diffuse


Why was Diffuse left out of Universe repository of Ubuntu 20.04? What to use instead (if you don't want to use plain diff but a graphical software)?

Best Answer

  • It is possible to install from manually downloaded packages from 18.04 LTS:

    cd ~/Downloads
    wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb
    wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/d/diffuse/diffuse_0.4.8-3_all.deb
    sudo apt-get install ./diffuse_0.4.8-3_all.deb ./python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb

    Other good alternatives are Meld (meld package) or KDiff3 (kdiff3 package).