- Ubuntu 16.04 – 20.04 / Mint 18 – 20 (32bit / 64bit) or later installed. The software should work on most Debian based systems if they support Gtk3.
- Python 3.5.3 or later installed. Ubuntu 16.04 / Mint 18 users must update to at least Python 3.5.3 or use the AppImage version.
- Users updating to Ubuntu 20.04 should un-install and re-install overGrive.
- The Ubuntu ‘Universe‘ repository must be activated in the Software Center -> Software Sources / Software & Updates. You can also activate the repository from command line with:
sudo add-apt-repository universe && sudo apt-get update &&
- Valid Google Drive Account.
sudo dpkg -i overgrive_3.3.*_all.deb
- If you encounter any errors during the install relating to depencecies open a terminal window and enter:
sudo apt install -f
- Symbolic links are not supported yet.
- Forward slash ( / ) symbol in filename is not supported.
- Google Drawings converted to SVG or other local file formats cannot be edited and converted back to Google Drawings format. This does not apply for the other Google Docs formats.
- Google Photos, Google Maps and Google Forms are not supported.
1. Getting Started – Launch overGrive Setup
- Start the application from the dash by searching for overgrive.