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Installation steps for the latest versions of the Nuxeo Platform on Linux are available in the Administration Guide :
Installing the Nuxeo Platform on Linux.
The steps below refer to versions of Nuxeo older than 5.5.


While installable Nuxeo packages (DM, DAM, etc) are always available as platform-agnostic Zip files, Nuxeo is also making its packages available in other formats.

The first such alternate format is ".deb" packages for either Debian or Ubuntu Linux.

We've set up the necessary infrastructure, and worked with the Ubuntu community, so that you can add an official repository entry to your current list and install Nuxeo packages via the standard apt-get install or aptitude install commands.

Add one of the packages repositories to APT

There are currently three options for you:

Use the Ubuntu partner repository

This is the simplest option.

On your recent Debian or Ubuntu distribution, activate the "partner" repository from the package management GUI, or use the following command:


At this point, you need to specify lucid as the distribution, even if you are not using lucid.

Use the Nuxeo PPA repository

Use the Nuxeo APT repository

This is the most flexible option (see the note below to understand why).

First, add the appropriate Debian/Ubuntu repository line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:


You should substitute natty with your actual release name.

You can also substitute releases with snapshots, if you want to test the latest unstable (beta ou RC) release of the Nuxeo products, or with datebased if you really want to live on the bleeding edge.

Then register the Nuxeo public key with your packaging system:

Update your apt cache

Simply run:

Verify that your setup is correct

Run the following search to check if the Nuxeo packages are visible form APT:

At this point, you can install the desired package with any of the standard Ubuntu package management tools. Since Nuxeo 5.5, all distributions (nuxeo-dam, nuxeo-dm, nuxeo-cmf, ...) have been unified into a unique "nuxeo" package; the specific features (dam, dm, cmf, ...) are now installable through the Nuxeo Marketplace.

Please note that the Ubuntu packages need the sun-java6-jdk package, only available in the partners repository since Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat).


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  1. Anonymous

    Is there any way to get 5.3.2 releases (especially nuxeo-dm-tomcat) into your apt repository? I can see from http://apt.nuxeo.org/pool/releases/ that the binary packages are present, but I cannot install them – looks like because they're not present in the Packages files.

    Best regards,
    Árni Hermann Reynisson

    1. Hi,

      There is no point in installing Nuxeo DM 5.3.2, specially on Debian, since the 5.4.0 release is better, and the Debian packages (though still experimental) are also much improved.

      If you really want to install the 5.3.2, just download the .deb manually and install it with dpkg -i.



      1. Anonymous

        Hi Stefane

        My request is a part of an effort to make our system configuration of better. Unfortunately, we're still using 5.3.2 and cannot switch to 5.4.0 just yet, so I guess I will resort to installing the package manually. It'd have been nice to have this as a part of the apt repository though, since the tool we're using knows how to install packages using apt (not dpkg).

        Thanks for a great product and quick response!

        1. Actually it seems that the old 5.3.2 packages are still available through apt.

          1. Anonymous

            I tried installing nuxeo-dm-tomcat=5.3.2-01 without success, I just downloaded it and used dpkg to install the .deb file.

            I will try again and see if it works with apt-get after adding the repository.

            Thanks for the followup!

            1. Please use the mailing list or forums for problems, the documentation pages are not the appropriate communication medium.