On Debian-based distributions, such as Ubuntu, you can install Jenkins through apt-get.

You need to have a JDK and JRE installed. openjdk-7-jre and openjdk-7-jdk are suggested. As of 2011-08 gcj is known to be problematic – see

Please make sure to back up any current Hudson or Jenkins files you may have.



Once installed like this, you can update to the later version of Jenkins (when it comes out) by running the following commands:

(aptitude or apt-get doesn’t make any difference.)