Monday, 10 August 2009

How-To: Install Dillo 2.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Dillo is a small, lightweight web browser built using the FLTK GUI toolkit, very low on resources, using its own rendering engine.

Dillo 2.1.1 - fast, lightweight web browser

The latest Dillo release is 2.1.1, which you can get in Ubuntu Jaunty easily by adding the Dillo PPA (personal package archives) from To do this, edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file using your favourite text editor (e.g. sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list or gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list) and add the following two lines in it:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Next, make sure to save the file (Ctrl+O and Ctrl+X to exit in Nano) and update your package lists:

sudo apt-get update

If you already have an existing, older Dillo installation, you can remove it first:

sudo apt-get remove --purge dillo

Or, if it was installed from a DEB file:

sudo dpkg -r dillo

Then, install Dillo:

sudo apt-get install dillo

This will get the latest Dillo release installed on your Ubuntu system.


vasiauvi said...

Yes!It's very light, I have used it only 30 minutes :).
Fortunately I have a better PC than a Pentium 3.
But if you don't have resources it OK.
Thanks for this tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I've been looking for this for hours :)

Benjamin Berwien Schmidt said...

Dillo is my constant companion on different distros besides Firefox.
But since apt-get only says "package isn't available" you quickly helped me.