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This page gives links to the available binary packages for CodeLite 15.0. Its RAD plugin wxCrafter, which is now Free Open-Source Software, is included in all the CodeLite packages.

Note that the CodeLite packages incorporate the required wxWidgets libraries (wx3.1.4), so there is no need to install wxWidgets too. Of course you can if you wish, and you'll need to do so to build apps against wxWidgets. CodeLite doesn't (yet) require wx3.1 though, and you can still build your own against wx3.0.x if you prefer.

CodeLite apt repositories

Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) and later have official CodeLite packages. Therefore, to avoid a name-clash, our CodeLite packages have 'unofficial' appended to the name. See below for more details.

Important note:
Except for fedora, CodeLite 13.0 provided both GTK+2 and GTK+3-based packages; previous CodeLite releases used only GTK+2. Since CodeLite 14.0 we are providing only GTK+3-based packages. To avoid conflicts and reduce confusion, there are separate GTK+2 and GTK+3 repositories.

To download CodeLite for Debian based systems (Debian / Mint / Ubuntu etc):

  • Add the CodeLite public key to avoid warnings or worse from apt/aptitude

sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys

  • Now let apt know that the repositories exist by adding the proper line from Table 1 or 2:
    • If you use an apt front-end e.g. synaptic, tell it to Add a repository, using as data the appropriate entry from the tables below
    • If you do things by hand, add the appropriate URLs from the tables to /etc/apt/sources.list (you need to become superuser) :
For example, if you use Ubuntu focal (20.04), either open /etc/apt/sources.list in an editor (as superuser) and append the proper line
from Table 1, or else use apt-add-repository in a terminal:

 sudo apt-add-repository 'deb focal universe'

Table 1: CodeLite repositories (GTK+3)

Distro/release Lines to append
debian buster deb buster devel
ubuntu focal deb focal universe
ubuntu groovy and hirsute deb groovy universe

Table 2: CodeLite repositories (GTK+2) for CodeLite 13.0 and earlier

Distro/release Lines to append
debian stretch deb stretch devel
debian buster deb buster devel
ubuntu xenial deb xenial universe
ubuntu bionic deb bionic universe
ubuntu cosmic deb cosmic universe
ubuntu disco deb disco universe
ubuntu eoan deb eoan universe
  • You then need update your repositories. In synaptic, click the Reload button. If you're doing things by hand, do:

 sudo apt-get update

  • You should now be able to install CodeLite in the normal way through synaptic, or by doing:

 sudo apt-get install codelite

The ubuntu packages should also work on other *buntus, and on derivatives e.g. Mint.

Official versus unofficial CodeLite packages

For a long time the official debian and ubuntu repositories supplied only the ancient CodeLite 6.1. However since ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) it has been updated to CodeLite 9.1 or later, and debian stretch has 10.0. This is very welcome, but creates a name-clash with any packages we supply. Therefore, starting with CodeLite 9.2, our debian packages have 'unofficial' added to the version e.g. codelite_15.0-1unofficial.buster_amd64.deb. This allows you to select which to install using apt (or aptitude or synaptic).


You can see which versions are available by doing:

 apt-cache madison codelite

Then you can select which version to install. For example, to prefer the official 12.0 package in debian buster, use the line:

 sudo apt-get install codelite=12.0*


You can see which versions are available in the 'Versions' tab of Properties. Then use Package > Force Version followed by Apply. You may wish also to use Package > Lock Version.

CodeLite RPMs

There are rpms available for fedora 33/34/35 and openSUSE Leap 15.2/15.3:

CodeLite rpms
Distrox86_64 GTK+3
fedora33 & 34 & 35
openSUSE15.2 & 15.3

First tell rpm about the CodeLite public key. As superuser do:

 rpm --import

Then either download the required rpm and install it as usual, or download and install in one step; e.g.

rpm -Uvh

There are also source rpms for fedora, and openSUSE.


CodeLite is available on ArchLinux via their AUR repository

To install codelite:

yaourt -S codelite

Previous CodeLite releases

See this page for links to packages from previous CodeLite and wxCrafter releases.

wxCrafter binary packages

As the above CodeLite 15.0 packages already contain wxCrafter, its gui-designer plugin, there is no need for a separate download. However if you wish to use wxCrafter with CodeLite 12.0 or older, please see this page.

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