Unfortunately, at his time, the only way to install and update Brave on Linux systems is by command line. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be an easy process! Let me help you install Brave via terminal in MX Linux step by step – I’ve just done so myself:
We’re going to use the instructions for Debian/Mint 17+ instructions to install on MX Linux as it’s built upon Debian – for convenience, I’ve copied the instructions for easy reference below:
sudo apt install apt-transport-https
curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key
--keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ trusty main" | sudo tee
sudo apt update
sudo apt install brave-browser
There are five total commands to be entered here and are not as intimidating as they may seem. Note that you may be asked to enter your system password when you run a command that starts with
sudo To install on MX Linux:
- On your system, open the “start” system menu and search for/open the
- Once open, type in the first command and hit enter:
- This command is installing the required files so that you can retrieve files/resources from external repositories over https communications.
- Enter the next command – which is a bit longer. Afterwards, you should see an
- This command does two things; It downloads a copy of the Brave public key
curl -s ... ) which is used to sign the packages that we distribute. Then, it adds this signing key to a new keyring (
/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-dev.gpg ) that the OS’ package manager can use to ensure that downloaded
brave-browser packages come from Brave Software.
- Another long command – after enter this command, you should get a similar message to the the one show in the image below on the next line:
- This command adds the Brave package repository from which the signed packages can be downloaded.
- Almost done! Lets get those packages updated:
- As you may have guessed, we’re updating the packages we just downloaded with this command. Your terminal will rattle off a bunch of
Get's as shown in the image. When it stops, you should see the following at the end of all those
- Last step! Install Brave!
That’s it! Once this process completes, you Brave will be installed and you’ll be ready to start browsing! Please let me know if you have any further questions or need additional assistance.