1. Install prerequisites

jdownloader is a great tool to download file from share websites like and many more. Here are simple steps on how to install jdownloader on Ubuntu or Debian Linux distributions:
First install all prerequisites:

apt-get install openjdk-6-jre sun-java6-jre default-jre \
zenity default-jre-headles sun-java6-bin \

for jdownloader to work correctly you must have java installed otherwise you get a following error message:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
jd.update.Main   at java.lang.Class.initializeClass
( by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
 not found in gnu.gcj.runtime.SystemClassLoader
{urls=[file:jdupdate.jar], parent=gnu.gcj.runtime.
ExtensionClassLoader{urls=[], parent=null}}   
java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass( at java.lang.
ClassLoader.loadClass(  at java.lang.
Class.forName( java.lang.Class.

2. Install Linux jdownloader

Next download jdownloader package from and install jdownloader all.deb package:

dpkg -i jdownloader_0.1-0jd1~lucid1_all.deb

During the installation you should not see any errors such us:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of jdownloader

Run Linux jdownloader

If you get dependencies errors install all depended packages. Once ready start jdownloader:

$ jdownloader

Wait for an update and you are done !

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