Installing Kolibri


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Debian/Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and up - anything that's not end-of-life

Install from PPA repository
Use the following commands in Terminal to add the PPA and install Kolibri:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:learningequality/kolibri
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kolibri

Install from a .deb file
The advantages of downloading a .deb file is the portability: you can copy the file from device to device and install Kolibri without internet access.

Download the latest Kolibri .deb installer, or have it copied to your local drive. (Note: Visit to get the latest .deb installer)

Run this command from the location where you downloaded the DEB file:

sudo dpkg -i kolibri-installer-filename.deb

Wait for the installation to finish and run this command to start Kolibri:

kolibri start

Note: If you choose to install Kolibri as a system service, you will not need to start it manually.

When the command finishes, open the default browser at and proceed with the :ref:`setup_initial` of your facility.

Open Software on Ubuntu and locate the Kolibri. Press Remove.
Or from the command line: sudo apt-get remove kolibri.

When you use the PPA installation method, upgrades to newer versions will be automatic, provided there is internet access available.

For more information on the installation process, visit:

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