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Homebrew for Linux

To install Lintje on Linux use the Homebrew tap.

brew tap lintje/lintje
brew install lintje

Whenever a new version comes out run the following:

brew update
brew upgrade lintje

Cloudsmith hosting

Hosted By: Cloudsmith

View Lintje packages on Cloudsmith.

Package repository hosting is graciously provided by Cloudsmith. Providing free repositories for Open Source projects. I chose Cloudsmith because they have support for a lot of different formats, making it easier to distribute Lintje in multiple packages.


Cloudsmith provides a convenient installation script that will automatically detect your distribution and version, and the Lintje package to install.

curl -1sLf "" | sudo -E bash
sudo apt-get install lintje

If you’re like me and don’t like to run remote installation scripts by piping them directly into a privileged shell, run the separate commands below instead.

Make sure to update the distribution and version to one compatible with your Operating System. This is mostly for future proofing as all distributions and versions are served the same installation package. In the script below ubuntu is selected as the distribution and xenial as the version. See the table below for other options.

# Install packages needed to add the Lintje repository
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y curl debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring apt-transport-https

# Add the Lintje key
curl -1sLf "" | sudo apt-key add -

# Add the Lintje apt repository as a source
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lintje.list <<EOF
# Provides the Lintje package
deb xenial main
deb-src xenial main

# Update the sources for apt after we added the new source
sudo apt-get update
# Install the Lintje package
sudo apt-get install -y lintje

Debian Version table

Release Distribution Version
Ubuntu 21.04 ubuntu focal
Ubuntu 20.04 ubuntu focal
Ubuntu 18.04 ubuntu buster
Debian 13 Trixie debian trixie
Debian 12 Bookwork debian bookworm
Debian 11 Bullseye debian bullseye
Debian 10 Buster debian buster