Installation

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To install BleachBit, first download the latest installation package for your system.

System requirements

Linux users must have:

  • Python version 2.5, 2.6, or 2.7
    However: Python version 2.4 and 3.0 are not supported
  • PyGTK version 2.14 or later

Windows users must have:

  • Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 (any edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
    However: Windows 95, 98, and ME are not supported

Windows

Most Windows users want the standard installation. If you prefer to run in portably on a USB disk or on a system the administrators that prevents installation, use the portable installation.

Windows: Standard Installation

Run the installer which has a name like BleachBit-1.6-setup.exe. Then, follow the prompts.

Verify the installer is from a verified publisher (Andrew Ziem).

BleachBit 1.0 Windows 8 User Access Control verified publisher

Windows: Silent Installation

Run the installer with the silent switch like this:

BleachBit-1.6-setup.exe /S

The switch is case sensitive.

Windows: Portable Use

Download the package which has a name like BleachBit-1.6-portable.zip. Then use a standard unzip utility to unpackage the file. Such a utility is included with Windows: just right click on the .zip file and choose Extract all files which creates a new folder.

Do not double click on the .zip file.

Ubuntu, Mint, and Debian

Double click on the downloaded installation package which has a name like bleachbit_1.6_all_ubuntu1404.deb. Then, follow the prompts.

Alternatively, install using the command line like this:

sudo dpkg -i bleachbit_1.6_all_ubuntu1404.deb

Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS, Mandriva

Double click on the downloaded installation package which has a name like bleachbit-1.4-1.1.fc20.noarch.rpm. Then, follow the prompts.

Alternatively, install using the command line like this:

sudo rpm -Uvh bleachbit-1.4-1.1.fc20.noarch.rpm

Digital signatures

Windows executables are cryptographically signed using the standard Windows system and should look like this:

BleachBit 1.0 Windows 8 User Access Control verified publisher

Also, the SHA256 sum of all released files is signed using this public key. Look in the SourceForge release directory for files with the name like bleachbit-(version)-sha256sum.txt.asc.