How to install FreeFileSync on Ubuntu 12.04

To install FreeFileSync on Ubuntu12.04

1.Open terminal.To open terminal in UNIX operating system mint, click Menu button and choose terminal or kind terminal within the search field and click on terminal.

2.Type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freefilesync/ffs

3.Then press enter to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding the ppa.

4.Type below command and hit enter

sudo apt-get update

5.Then kind below command and press enter

sudo apt-get install freefilesync


  1. The above is not working on Ubuntu 12.10:

    ~$ sudo apt-get install freefilesync
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    freefilesync : Depends: libboost-thread1.49.0 (>= 1.49.0-1) but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.