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Fix “Filezilla Crashes On Opening New Tab” Error / Bug In Linux [Ubuntu]

By on September 25th, 2010 
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Filezilla is one of the widely used FTP clients used by both newbies and professionals. Like tabbed browsing in most of the web browsers these days, Filezilla also started supporting Tabbed sites, wherein you can connect to multiple websites via FTP using just one instance of Filezilla through tabs. But a recent update in Ubuntu linux seems to have broken this feature. So, now whenever you try to establish connection in a new tab, Filezilla crashes. In this article we will tell you how to fix this issue.

Opening new tab in Filezilla

This issue seems to be persistant with these versions of Filezilla: 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3. The cause for this issue is probably a bug with the package - wxWidgets 2.8.10.1-0ubuntu1.2. However upgrading to Filezilla 3.3.4 fixes this issue. Filezilla 3.3.4 is not available in the standard Ubuntu repositories. You can install a third party repository in order to install Filezilla 3.3.4.

Install "ferramroberto" 3rd party repository

You can install the ferramroberto repository which has the latest verion of Filezilla 3.3.4 using this command:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ferramroberto/linuxfreedomlucid

Update Sources

After you install the repository, you have to update your software sources using the following command:

sudo apt-get update

Install Filezilla 3.3.4

You can install the latest version of Filezilla (3.3.4 as of now) using this command:

sudo apt-get install filezilla

After installing this version of Filezilla, you will no more face the error when you try to establish connection to a FTP site in a new tab in filezilla.

Filezilla 3.3.4

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Fix “Filezilla Crashes On Opening New Tab” Error / Bug In Linux [Ubuntu] was originally published on Digitizor.com on September 25, 2010 - 10:36 am (Indian Standard Time)