How to install Anki on Linux Mint 21 vanessa

How to install Anki on Linux Mint 21 vanessa


Anki is a program that makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

Anki uses the spaced repetition concept, which is an evidence-based learning technique that is usually performed with flashcards.

Check your OS

This step is just to make sure you have Linux Mint or a **Ubuntu-**based Linux distribution.

cat /etc/os-release
lsb_release -a
uname -a

Let's get down to business

shall we?

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Open a Terminal

Open a terminal window on your Linux Mint 21 system. You can typically do this by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or search for "Terminal" in the application launcher.

Ctrl + Alt + T

Run requirements

sudo apt install libxcb-xinerama0 libxcb-cursor0

Update your system

Open the terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt update

The output will look something like the following:

Download the installer

The official installer can be found directly here or you can check other alternate versions in this page.

Install zstd

Zstandard, often abbreviated as zstd, is a free, open-source, real-time compression algorithm. It is a fast lossless compression algorithm, targeting real-time compression scenarios at zlib-level and better compression ratios.

sudo apt install zstd


Extract files from the downloaded installer

tar xaf Downloads/anki-2.1.66-linux-qt6.tar.zst -C Downloads/


The tar command is used for handling archives.

The x flag extracts files from an archive.

The a flag automatically determine the archive format based on the file extension.

The f specifies the archive file to work with. You should follow this option with the name of the archive file.

Execute the installer

cd Downloads/anki-2.1.66-linux-qt6/
sudo ./


cd goes to a new directory.

Check installation


anki --version


Executable file's path

which anki


Run after installation






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