Kitematic - How to install it on ubuntu 20.04 LTS - tutorial

Last updated November 30, 2021 at 09:37 AM

In this tutorial we will discover the kitematic software and how to install it on ubuntu 20.04.


In the IT world we often talk about the concept of containerization which works exactly like ports in the real world but which applies to the software solutions. One of the most widely used containerization systems in the world is Docker (see about docker at the end for more information).

In this article we will apprendre how to install one of the docker clients that we really like and use regularly. This is Kitematic.


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How to install Kitematic in ubuntu



We use docker to virtualize our development infrastructures at  Zetaplus . It can be used to simulate a network of database, with automation services and platforms like Jenkins (see about Jenkins).


The problem that can be encountered in the long run is that the command lines to start certain images are complex because they come with configurations adapted to its use. The situation becomes more complicated when we have to put the containers in relation and it is important to visualize the state of our virtual system.


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To resolve this type of problem, it is therefore important to find a docker customer. One of the clients we use and recommend on linux is Kitematic.


In this article we will learn how to install it in ubuntu.





Before installing kitematic you have to install docker in your system. Sure ubuntu it's as easy as running these commands in the terminal:


sudo apt-get update sudo apt install docker


To start docker, just run the command in a terminal:


sudo systemctl start docker sudo systemctl enable docker


Now that you have it installed, you can check if everything went well with this command:


docker --version


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Installation of Kitematic


Kitematic is a multiplatform software docker client to install it you have to follow the following steps:


1 -> download kitematic from Go via this link

2 -> Extract the .deb content of the zip file to your working folder (it can have any name)

3 -> double click on the .deb file. The image below may be displayed


Kitematic - How to install it on ubuntu 20.04 LTS - tutorial


4 -> click on install

5 -> Close the window after installation

6 -> Open the terminal and type the command:


sudo kitematic --no-sandbox


You will see the window below appear


Kitematic - How to install it on ubuntu 20.04 LTS - tutorial


7 -> It is not necessary to create a new account to use it. Click on " SKIP FOR NOW“. Now you can start working.


Usually the containers you created before are displayed in the window as in my case.


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About Docker


Docker is a collection of Platform as a Service (PaaS) products that use operating system-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers. [6] Containers are isolated from each other and bundle their own software, libraries, and configuration files; they can communicate with each other through well-defined channels. Because all containers share the services of a single operating system kernel, they use fewer resources than virtual machines.




About Jenkins


Jenkins is a free and open source automation server. It automates the parts of software development related to construction, testing and deployment, facilitating continuous integration and continuous delivery. It is a server-based system that runs in servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat. It supports version control tools including AccuRev, CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, ClearCase, and RTC, and can run Apache Ant, Apache Maven, and sbt projects as well as arbitrary shell scripts and batch commands. Windows.






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In this tutorial we will discover the kitematic software and how to install it on ubuntu 20.04.