Basenji has been developed with platform independency in mind right from the start and presently consists of a GTK+ GUI frontend and a reusable library backend (VolumeDB) that implements the actual indexing, searching and database logic.
How to install Basenji on ubuntu 11.04
Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pulb/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install basenji