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Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 10

Links: Retroshare-0.6.3-Qt4 Installer, Retroshare-0.6.3-Qt5 Installer

The installers for Windows contains the portable and normal install, and plugins.

Checksums: checksum.txt

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Retroshare is currently available on all Ubuntu distributions up to Zesty (17.04).

To install Retroshare on ubuntu, please use one of the following two PPA repositories:

Stable: retroshare stable

Regular development releases: retroshare unstable

Development releases are always tested and therefore reasonnably safe to use. They happen irregularly, with an average of 2 weeks between updates.

# for Retroshare releases only
   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:retroshare/stable
# for Retroshare development snapshots
   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:retroshare/unstable
# then
   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get install retroshare

Important note: Ubuntu package names have changed (to comply with standards). The new packages names drop the 06 suffix and are declared incompatible with the old packages. As a consequence, if you upgrade Retroshare, first uninstall existing packages then install the new ones:

   sudo apt-get remove retroshare06
   sudo apt-get install retroshare
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RetroShare is currently available for OSX. Note: the packaging and compilation is not ours. It's been made automatically using Travis-CI.

Link: RetroShare_v0.6.3.dmg

Checksums: checksum.txt

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The easiest way to install Retroshare in Debian is through AppImage. It doesn't include any plugins, but other than that, it works perfectly.

Alternatively, you can install the debfile directly. However, due to a bug in libsqlcipher0-3.2.0, shipped with Debian Stretch, you will need to manually upgrade libsqlcipher0 to version 3.4.1 and then install our package. To do that, please download and install first libsqlcipher0-3.4.1 from and then Retroshare 0.6.3 from Github.

Note: unofficial stable and nightly builds are also available here:

Stable: retroshare

Nightly Builds: retroshare-unstable

To receive RetroShare via your package manager, you can add the repository to your sources.

# for Retroshare releases only
   sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/retroshare06.list"
# for Retroshare nightly builds
   sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/retroshare06-git.list"
# then
   wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get install retroshare06
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Linux x86_64 AppImage

We provide an AppImage here so that you can test Retroshare in one click. This is purely experimental. In particular, the AppImage does not include the plugins yet. The AppImage has been tested successfully on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint.

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Source Tarballs

Link: RetroShare-0.6.3.tar.gz checksums

Development Snapshots from GitHub: .tar.gz .zip

Mirror at GitLab (unofficial): .tar.gz .zip .tar.bz2 .tar

Unofficial packages

Retroshare is currently available on FreeBSD via the ports system.

Link: freshports

Retroshare is currently available in Arch User Repository.

Stable: Arch User Repository

Nightly Builds: Arch User Repository

RetroShare Packages for Arch are also available on openSUSE Build Service

Stable: OBS Stable

Nightly Builds: OBS Nightly

Retroshare is currently available on openSUSE.

Install stable release via: Yast oneclick logo


openSUSE 13.2 Harlequin v0.6.0 32bit   v0.6.0 64bit

openSUSE Leap 42.1 Malachite v0.6.1 64bit   

openSUSE Tumbleweed / Factory Rolling Release v0.6.1 armv7hl   

Download binary or add Repository manually:

Stable release    Nightly snapshot

Retroshare is currently available on Fedora 23 and 24.

Stable: OBS Stable

Nightly Builds: OBS Nightly

Retroshare is currently available on Slackware.

SlackBuilds Repository

Retroshare is currently available on CentOS.

Stable: OBS Stable

Nightly Builds: OBS Nightly

Retroshare is currently available on Mageia.

Link: Mageia

Retroshare is currently available on ROSA Linux.

Link: ROSA Linux

RetroShare is currently available on Gentoo.

Link: Gentoo ebuilds.

RetroShare is currently available on ALT Linux.

Link: ALT Linux

You can download RetroShare for Android Alpha prototype packages from the RetroShare Android builds by G10h4ck channel or from the HTTP mirror.