Debian I2P Packages
Debian Buster, Ubuntu Bionic, and laterI2P is available in the official repositories for Ubuntu Bionic and later, and Debian Buster and Sid. However, Debian Buster and Ubuntu Bionic (LTS) distributions will have older I2P versions. If you are not running Debian Sid or the latest Ubuntu release, use our Debian repo or Launchpad PPA to ensure you're running the latest I2P version.
Debian or Ubuntu, All VersionsThe Debian packages should work on most platforms running: Trac at https://trac.i2p2.de.
- Option 1: Recent versions of Ubuntu and its derivatives (Try this if you're not using Debian)
- Option 2: Debian (including Debian-derivatives)
Instructions for Ubuntu and derivatives like Linux Mint & Trisquel
Adding the PPA via the command line and installing I2P
Open a terminal and enter:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:i2p-maintainers/i2p
This command will add the PPA to /etc/apt/sources.list.d and fetch the gpg key that the repository has been signed with. The GPG key ensures that the packages have not been tampered with since being built.
Notify your package manager of the new PPA by entering:
sudo apt-get update
This command will retrieve the latest list of software from each repository that is enabled on your system, including the I2P PPA that was added with the earlier command.
- You are now ready to install I2P!
sudo apt-get install i2p
Adding the PPA Using Synaptic
- Open Synaptic (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager).
- Once Synaptic opens, select Repositories from the Settings menu.
Click the Other Sources tab and click Add. Paste
ppa:i2p-maintainers/i2pinto the APT-line field and click Add Source. Click the Close button then Reload.
In the Quick Filter box, type in
i2pand press enter. When
i2pis returned in the results list, right click
i2pand select Mark for Installation. After doing so you may see a Mark additional required changes? popup. If so, click Mark then Apply.
Instructions for DebianCurrently supported architectures: amd64, i386, armhf, arm64, powerpc, ppc64el, s390x
Note: The steps below should be performed with root access (i.e., switching
user to root with
su or by prefixing each command with
- Ensure that
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https curl
Check which version of Debian you are using on this page at the Debian wiki
and verify with
/etc/debian_versionon your system. Then, add lines like the following to
For Buster (stable):
deb https://deb.i2p2.de/ buster main deb-src https://deb.i2p2.de/ buster main
For Stretch (oldstable):
deb https://deb.i2p2.de/ stretch main deb-src https://deb.i2p2.de/ stretch main
For Jessie (oldoldstable):
deb https://deb.i2p2.de/ jessie main deb-src https://deb.i2p2.de/ jessie main
For Wheezy (obsolete):
deb https://deb.i2p2.de/ wheezy main deb-src https://deb.i2p2.de/ wheezy main
Note: If you are running Debian Sid (testing), then you can install I2P directly from Debian's main repository:
sudo apt-get install i2p
- Download the key used to sign the repository:
curl -o i2p-debian-repo.key.asc https://geti2p.net/_static/i2p-debian-repo.key.asc
Check the fingerprint and owner of the key without importing anything:
gpg -n --import --import-options import-show i2p-debian-repo.key.asc
Add the key to APT's keyring:
sudo apt-key add i2p-debian-repo.key.asc
Notify your package manager of the new repository by entering
sudo apt-get update
- You are now ready to install I2P! Installing the
i2p-keyringpackage will ensure that you receive updates to the repository's GPG key.
sudo apt-get install i2p i2p-keyring
After the installation process completes you can move on to the next part of starting I2P and configuring it for your system.
Post-install workUsing these I2P packages the I2P router can be started in the following three ways:
"on demand" using the i2prouter script. Simply run "
i2prouter start" from a command prompt. (Note: Do not use sudo or run it as root!)
"on demand" without the java service wrapper
(needed on non-Linux/non-x86 systems) by running "
i2prouter-nowrapper". (Note: Do not use sudo or run it as root!)
as a service that automatically runs when your system boots, even
before logging in. The service can be enabled with "
dpkg-reconfigure i2p" as root or using sudo. This is the recommended means of operation.
When installing for the first time, please remember to adjust your NAT/firewall if you can. The ports to forward can be found on the network configuration page in the router console. If guidance with respect to forwarding ports is needed, you may find portforward.com to be helpful.
Please review and adjust the bandwidth settings on the configuration page, as the default settings of 96 KB/s down / 40 KB/s up are fairly conservative.
If you want to reach I2P Sites via your browser, have a look on the browser proxy setup page for an easy howto.