Installing Mumble

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This page shows you directions on how to install and use Mumble (client) and Murmur (server). For complete usage information, see Mumbleguide, Murmurguide, and/or the respective subsections on the main page.

Getting and Installing Mumble and Murmur


Just head to SourceForge downloads page, get the Windows executable and run it. Follow the installer instructions and you are done. The installer includes both the client and the server.

(for Win2000 see Tips_Tricks)

Mac OS X

Precompiled Mac OS X universal binaries are available from the SourceForge downloads page.

Note that the official releases of Mumble 1.2.x are not currently compatible with Mac OS X 10.4, but you can try the experimental snapshots found here warning: use at your own risk; these have not been thoroughly tested, and may have bugs.


For most Linux distributions, the client package name is mumble and the server package name is mumble-server or murmur. For many Debian- and RPM-based distributions, there is mumble-server-web, which is a turnkey installation of ICE for Murmur.

On the popular Linux distributions, Mumble should be available in either third party repositories or the official repository. See the distribution sections below.


Note that for the mumble-server package on Debian or Debian-based distributions, you should not start the server manually. After you install and configure it, it will start on its own.

Debian unstable has the latest release at all times in it's repository, and snapshots in experimental. Backports to current stable are done as soon as the package reaches testing (usually a week after release).

apt-get install mumble


apt-get install mumble-server
dpkg-reconfigure mumble-server


Ubuntu carries whatever Mumble version was current at the time of the release in the universe repository. We also maintain a PPA that has the latest version for recent Ubuntu versions

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slicer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mumble


sudo apt-get install mumble-server
sudo dpkg-reconfigure mumble-server

RHEL (and its derivatives, such as CentOS)

Please see the CentOS 5 section of the Tips Tricks page for both packaged and manual murmur installation instructions. Mumble is not easily built on this platform at this time, and there are no official packages (yet?).


Since Fedora 13, use yum:

 yum install mumble

There are additional packages available as mumble-*, such as mumble-overlay and mumble-server-web. Please consult your package manager for more information.


Uptodate packages can be found in the Build Service.

Arch Linux

To install Mumble, use pacman:

pacman -S mumble

For the Mumble Server Murmur:

pacman -S murmur

There are also unstable packages in AUR:


FIXME: Mumble is available since 2010.0. Could a Mandriva user please give correct installation instructions?


If all of the above options fail to work, you can always try compiling Mumble from source, however installing a package is considered "best practice".


Mumble is currently being ported/reimplemented for various mobile phone platforms.


One of our core developers is currently working on reimplementing a Mumble client for the Android OS. You can follow the efforts in the Mumble Android Git repository. Binary version for testing are also available there.


There is currently an iPhone version of Mumble in the works; you can find more information about it from the iPhone Git repository. Any help with the project is always appreciated.

Maemo (Nokia)

Maemo builds can be found here. These builds are unsupported, as they were not made by official Mumble developers. That does not, of course, mean you shouldn't use them; it just means there's no guarantee we can help you if you have a problem.