Installing Notepadqq on Debian 8, Jessie

Notepadqq is just like Notepad++ but for Linux rather than Windows.

Installing notepadqq on Debian 8 wasn’t as simple as I had expected as the PPA method threw-up a 404 error when I ran apt-get update. As a result, I opted for a download, compile and install method as outlined below.

First, download and install pre-reqs:

sudo apt-get install qt5-default libqt5webkit5 libqt5webkit5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libqt5svg5 libqt5svg5-dev git

Next, download notepadqq source itself:

git clone

Finally, compile and install to /usr/local/lib/notepadqq:

cd notepadqq
sudo make install
  • aguy

    Thank you, finally got notepadqq running now, thanks a lot! Cheers

  • Bartek

    hi, after entered ./configure, I got:

    checking for QT5 qmake… qtchooser -run-tool=qmake -qt=5
    checking for lrelease… qtchooser -run-tool=lrelease -qt=5
    checking for c++… not found!

    and for make:
    ~/notepadqq$ make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    • Dan Ryan

      run sudo apt-get install build-essential. This will give you all the compilers you need to finish the commands