Install RetroShare in Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 using PPA

RetroShare is a cross-platform private p2p sharing program. It lets you share securely your friends, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication. RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages and channels.

This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to install RetroShare in Ubuntu Linux.

RetroShare gets a PPA. So far it provides the packages for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, and 10.04.

Install RetroShare from PPA:

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T, copy and paste following 3 commands into terminal window and run one by one to install RetroShare from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:csoler-users/retroshare

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install retroshare

For Ubuntu 12.10, you can directly download and install the .deb package from the official website, but it requires libupnp3 which conflicts with libupnp6. So that install RetroShare in Ubuntu 12.10 will remove amule, vlc, sopcast-player, and others that depend on libupnp6.

If you insist to install RetroShare in Ubuntu 12.10, download the .deb and required package:

Then, run this commands in terminal to install the required package:

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8

Remove libupnp6 and install libupnp3:

sudo apt-get remove libupnp6 && sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/libupnp3_*.deb

Install RetroShare´╝Ü

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/RetroShare_0.5.4.5587_debian_i386.deb


  1. gue says:

    Now the new Version 0.5.4c is available in the PPA Repos – also for Ubuntu 12.10… more fiddling with libupnp necessary!

  2. dejanmilo says:

    Where is it? I can’t find here a version for Quantal Quetzal:

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