How to install Wunderlist on Linux Mint

Wunderlist LogoWunderlist is a tool for task management, which I use regularly. However, since I generally prefer native applications to web-based, the Wunderlist software also got it’s place on my Linux Mint system.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the Wunderlist client in Linux Mint’s software center, so I tried to install it manually, which ended in a big fail.

After intense googling, I found the a script on Pastebin and changed it in 03/2013. Although this was initially written for Ubuntu, it works fine under the Linux Mint environment.

For installation you just need to save the script in a file with the extension “. sh” and execute it in the shell by help of the following two commands.

sudo chmod +x
sudo ./

Linux Mint/Ubuntu Wunderlist installation script

architecture=`uname -mrs`

#Download Wunderlist
if [[ $architecture == *x86_64* ]]

tar -xzf wunderlist*.tgz -C /opt/
mv /opt/Wunderlist-* /opt/wunderlist
chown root:root -R /opt/wunderlist

apt-get install libcurl3
apt-get install libxss1

mv /opt/wunderlist/runtime/1.2.0.RC3/ /opt/wunderlist/runtime/1.2.0.RC3/
if [[ $architecture == *x86_64* ]]
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /opt/wunderlist/runtime/1.2.0.RC3/
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /opt/wunderlist/runtime/1.2.0.RC3/
ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/

#Create Application Link
echo "[Desktop Entry]" > /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Type=Application" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Name=Wunderlist" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Name[de]=Wunderlist" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "GenericName=Task Management Tool" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "GenericName[de]=Aufgabenverwaltung" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Comment=Organize your life with Wunderlist" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Comment[de]=Organisiere dein Leben mit Wunderlist" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Icon=/opt/wunderlist/Resources/wunderlist.png" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Exec=/opt/wunderlist/Wunderlist" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Categories=Office;ProjectManagement;" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "Terminal=false" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "StartupNotify=true" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "X-MB-SingleInstance=true" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop
echo "X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=tasks" >> /usr/share/applications/wunderlist.desktop

p.s.: If Google does not lie, the script originally was written by Anton Kurnitzky. The logo at the beginning of the article was created by Nadja Hallfahrt.


  1. Mint 15 Usersays:

    Unfortunately, this client doesn’t work anymore. And the Wunderlist staff seems not intrested in a Linux version of Wunderlist 2. Good god, why do they fart so loud on our faces?

  2. Frankiesays:

    Sounds good, let me know when you solve it.

    • Hey Frankie,
      sorry for the delay, but I had problems with the internet access at my Linux machine. At first, I’ve updated the script. The download sources weren’t up to date any longer. So please copy the script again from this post.

      If you than still have problems, you should try dos2unix. Your problem with the if/else-statements look like, you saved your script file with Windows linebreaks. But bash needs correct Unix linebreaks to recognize the if-else-statements.

      So get dos2unix ( “sudo apt-get install dos2unix” ) and convert the linebreaks ( “sudo dos2unix” ). After that the installation should work.


      • Frankiesays:

        Thanks Raffi,

        Funny you said that about the dos formatting when I saved in gedit I was thinking that might of been the problem, good to know for future reference. I’ll give the script a go midday thank you for your help man!

  3. Frankiesays:

    Will be sure to, thanks!

  4. Frankiesays:


    Thank you for the tutorial, If you’ve got time would you be able to help
    me out running the script. I believe I’ve followed the directions correctly
    but when I go to run the script I receive the errors pictured below.

    • Hey Frankie,

      I’ll have a look tomorrow morning. So please come back tomorrow. Hopefully I’ve then got a solution for your problem… ;)

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