How to install Grive Tools on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

This page is part of the main Ubuntu Grive Tools page.

Fedora and openSUSE users visit Fedora Grive Tools.

Grive Tools PPA does not officially support Ubuntu 12.04 because of Grive dependencies on json-c and yajl preventing a launchpad build of the latest code for Ubuntu 12.04.

If you want to get the joy of Grive Tools and Grive on Ubuntu 12.04 - 64bit* follow these instructions: 

* NOTE : Ubuntu 12.04 32bit is not supported. 

1. Update the json-c and yajl packages to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal versions.

The updated packages for Precise is from the Quantal release and can be found here:

Please note that these changes might impact on software that require the older versions of the packages to work. We have not found any problems updating these packages in 12.04 but cannot guarantee this. You can safely update and downgrade later if a problem appears.

To update the packages enter the following from the command line:

For Ubuntu 12.04 - 64bit

mkdir /tmp/grive-temp
cd /tmp/grive-temp
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd /tmp
rm -R grive-temp


2. Install Grive and Grive Tools version for Ubuntu 12.04

  • Download and install Grive and Grive Tools from the links provided at the bottom of the page.
  • Make sure to install Grive 0.3.0 before installing Grive Tools.


3. Start Grive Setup and follow the instructions