This is a guide on how to install WireframeSketcher on Ubuntu/Debian or on another distribution that uses APT and supports .deb packages.

First, make sure that you’ve downloaded the appropriate .deb package from our download page. Note that from version 6.0.0 only 64-bit packages are provided, so make sure this is the architecture of your platform.

You should normally be able to install the .deb package directly, simply by double-clicking it to launch the appropriate installation program.

Some of the newer versions of Gnome Software have a bug that prevents it from installing .deb packages directly. It fails with with an error that says: “this file type is not supported”. In this case use one of the following installation methods:

  • Install gdebi tool and then open and install the .deb file using it.
  • Use dpkg and apt-get command line tools as follows:
    sudo dpkg -i /absolute/path/to/deb/file
    sudo apt-get install -f

Once WireframeSketcher is installed you can launch it from Applications > Graphics menu, or by searching for it in the launcher, or alternatively by launching the /opt/WireframeSketcher/WireframeSketcher executable from the command line.