Install Github Desktop on Raspberry Pi
Github Desktop is a GUI git client.
Focus on what matters instead of fighting with Git. Whether you're new to Git or a seasoned user, GitHub Desktop simplifies your development workflow.
To run: Menu -> Accessories -> Github Desktop
To run in a terminal: github-desktop
Fortunately, Github Desktop is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Github Desktop.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Github Desktop will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Github Desktop
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Github Desktop.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Programming category.
Now scroll down to find Github Desktop in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Github Desktop for you!