In this tutorial, we are going see the Method to Install FileZilla on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10.

  • Install Filezilla FTP Client
  • Uninstall Filezilla
  • Fix FileZilla Not Found Error

Install FileZilla Client for Linux

  • Uncompress the tar.bz2 File
tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.32.0_x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
  • Move the Uncompressed File to /opt/
sudo mv -v FileZilla3/ /opt/
  • Create a symlink for FileZilla FTP Client
sudo ln -sf /opt/FileZilla3/bin/filezilla /usr/bin/filezilla
  • verify your Installation
which filezilla


  • Open FileZilla - Just type filezilla or Goto Search your Computer & search as filezilla

Uninstall Filezilla on Ubuntu

  • Remove FileZilla3 Folder from /opt/ Directory
sudo rm --recursive --force /opt/FileZilla3
  • Remove the symlink
sudo rm /usr/bin/filezilla
hash -r
  • That's all Successfully Uninstall the FileZilla FTP Client from Ubuntu

( Note - If you want to update FileZilla to Latest version Just Follow this Method to Uninstall the older version - Again Follow the above Method to Install the Latest Version of Filezilla FTP Client on Ubuntu )

Fix FileZilla not found Error

If you get this Below Error while Opening the FileZilla via terminal

filezilla: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.22' not found (required by filezilla)
  • Run this Below Commands to Fix the Error
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • Additionally Install libpng16-dev pack
sudo apt-get install libpng16-dev

From the Editor's Desk

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