PPA for Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic)


When will the ppa for Ubuntu bionic be available?

Many of us are already doing test installs, and of course I want to include insyc!



Tagging our engineer @jimperio and he will get back to you.


@Bill_Miller Would you mind trying out the installer for Ubuntu 17.04 (or 17.10) in the meantime and letting us know if you encounter any issues? We’ll add this to our list and update this thread as soon as test builds are available.


I only have LTS versions (14.04, 16.04, 14.04).


@Bill_Miller Ah, I’m sorry for being unclear, but what I meant to say was for you to download the Insync installer (for 17.04) from https://www.insynchq.com/downloads and try to use that to install Insync on your Ubuntu 18.04 in the meantime.


Thanks for the reply. I already have insync installed and working. I was inquiring about the availability of the ppa so that this install will be kept up to date.


I used the artful repo to install Insync in a new Ubuntu MATE 18.04 (beta) install.

Before that, I did try installing from the bionic repo, but it gave me the following error: “The repository ‘http://apt.insynchq.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease’ is not signed.”


This means there is no release for bionic.

I’ve installed successfully with the artful release, but the insync client icon does not show up in the gnome menu bar. When I attempt to call up the window by opening the application, it gives the message “another insync app is running, closing now.” Therefore it’s impossible to edit prefs, pause sync etc.



this helped me for Ubuntu 18.04:

In particular sni-qt.


No repo for 18.04 yet?

Apt repo doesn’t work with Ubuntu 18.04


So sorry for not getting back to you sooner. We’ve just added Ubuntu bionic repository. You can now install / update Insync through apt-get.

If you encounter any issues during setup, please let me know. :slight_smile: Thank you!


I get the following message when I try to update from this repository -
Err:4 http://apt.insynchq.com/UBUNTU BIONIC InRelease
403 Forbidden [IP: 80]


It works for me. I have a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d called insync.list That file has 1 line in it like this

deb http://apt.insynchq.com/ubuntu bionic non-free contrib

That’s slightly different from what you have listed, maybe change it to what I have.


Hi @Bill_Miller, thanks for this tip!

@Mark_Taber let me know if you still experience any error after trying this out. :slight_smile:


Thank you, my mistake, this works :slight_smile:


No worries. Glad it’s working! :slight_smile: