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Linux install instructions

NOTE: If you experience a problem with dependencies while installing, you may want to try installing git using the package manager for your distro.

NOTE: If Brave does not start and shows an error about sandboxing, you may need to enable userns in your kernel. Running with the --no-sandbox flag is NOT recommended!

Snapcraft

According to snapcraft.io:

Snaps are quick to install, easy to create, safe to run, and they update automatically and transactionally so your app is always fresh and never broken.

Installation instructions for snapd can be found here. Once snapd is installed, installing Brave looks like this:

    snap install brave

Debian (Jessie) and Ubuntu (Artful, Zesty, Yakkety, Xenial, and Trusty) AMD64:

In the terminal to be used for the below commands, prime the sudo command (enter your password once).

sudo echo

To install Brave using apt and lsb_release:

curl https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt `lsb_release -sc` main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-`lsb_release -sc`.list

Verify the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-*.list file lists a new repository and does not contain the word lsb_release. If you see the word lsb_release you might not have lsb_release installed.

  • TIP, the following command should return empty if all went well:
grep lsb_release /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave*

Finally, install Brave:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install brave

If you get this error when updating, you need an additional package.

E: Some files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

To install the latest brave-beta which often has early staging builds:

curl https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt-staging/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt-staging `lsb_release -sc` main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-`lsb_release -sc`.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install brave-beta

Upgrades can be done via:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Alternatively you can install the deb directly but then you won't get automatic upgrades (NOT recommended):

For Debian:

wget -O brave.deb https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/dev/debian64
sudo apt-get install -y gdebi && sudo gdebi brave.deb

For Ubuntu:

wget -O brave.deb https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/dev/ubuntu64
sudo dpkg -i brave.deb

If there are dependency errors during dpkg -i, the following command will install the dependencies for you:

sudo apt-get -f install

Linux Mint

Brave does not currently support an apt repository for Linux Mint directly, however you can use the corresponding Ubuntu package. Using the lsb_release method above will return an error during apt update.

In the terminal to be used for the below commands, prime the sudo command (enter your password once).

sudo echo

For Sarah, Serena and Sonya:

curl https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-xenial.list

For Qiana, Rebecca, Rafaela and Rosa:

curl https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt trusty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-trusty.list

For LMDE Betsy:

curl https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt jessie main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-jessie.list

Finally, install Brave:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install brave

Upgrades can be done via:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Alternatively you can install the deb directly but then you won't get automatic upgrades (NOT recommended):

wget -O brave.deb https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/mint64
sudo dpkg -i ./brave.deb

If there are dependency errors during dpkg -i, the following command will install the dependency for you:

sudo apt-get -f install

Fedora x86_64:

To install Brave using dnf:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-rpm-release/x86_64/
sudo rpm --import https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-rpm-release/keys.asc
sudo dnf install brave

To update Brave using dnf:

sudo dnf upgrade brave

Alternatively you can install the rpm directly, but then you won't get automatic upgrades:

sudo dnf install lsb
wget -O brave.rpm https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/fedora64
sudo dnf install ./brave.rpm

OpenSUSE AMD64:

To install Brave using zypper:

sudo rpmkeys --import https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-rpm-release/keys.asc
sudo zypper install lsb
sudo zypper addrepo --type yast2 https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-rpm-release/x86_64/ brave-rpm-release
sudo zypper ref
sudo zypper install brave

To update Brave using zypper:

sudo zypper ref
sudo zypper update brave

If zypper throws an error similar to

Problem: nothing provides GConf2 needed by brave-*
 Solution 1: do not install brave-*
 Solution 2: break brave-* by ignoring some of its dependencies

Choose solution 2 and install gconf2 just to be safe. (sudo zypper in gconf2)

Alternatively you can install the rpm directly, but then you won't get automatic upgrades:

wget -O brave.rpm https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/openSUSE64
sudo rpm -i ./brave.rpm

Raw x64 binaries:

wget https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/linux64 -O- | tar xj

Or,

curl -L https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/linux64 | tar xj