How To Install DigiKam 3.3.0 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian And Derivates

Hello Linux Geeksters. DigiKam is a photo managementt application, designed for importing, organizing and exporting digital photos to your computer. It has a simple and fast interface. It also has a quick Image Editor,and allows you to comment, rate, correct or alter photographies. The latest stable version available is DigiKam 3.3.0, which has been released today with new features and improvements added. For a list of changes, see this link. (it is awesome that being a KDE application, DigiKam 3.3.0 has been released first for Linux systems only, the Windows and Mac OS X users have to wait a while longer)

how to install DigiKam 3.3.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze, Elementary OS, Knoppix, Deepin, CrunchBang OS

In this article I will show you how to install DigiKam 3.3.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze, Elementary OS, Knoppix, Deepin, CrunchBang OS and other Debian / Ubuntu derivates.

Only DigiKam 3.2.0 is available in the Kubuntu Backports repository, and can be easily installed from the PPA, like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install digikam

If you want the latest version available, DigiKam 3.3.0, we have to install it from sources. The installation from sources is tricky and very difficult. Follow these instructions exactly and hope everything goes well in all the installation steps:

Download DigiKam 3.3.0, extract the archive and cd into the extracted created directory:

$ wget -c download.kde.org/stable/digikam/digikam-3.3.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf digikam-3.3.0.tar.bz2

Install Git and Perl:

$ sudo apt-get install git perl

Download the Git repo:

$ cd ~
$ git clone git://anongit.kde.org/digikam-software-compilation/digikam-software-compilation

Download the packages needed for compilation, with this perl script:

$ cd digikam-software-compilation
$ perl download-repos

Create a directory where you want to build the sources:

$ mkdir build-dir
$ cd build-dir

Install cmake, if you don’t already have it installed:

$ sudo apt-get install cmake

Install the needed dependencies again:

$ sudo apt-get install kipi-plugins libkipi libkexiv2 libkdcraw libkface libkgeomap libksane libmediawiki libkvkontatke

Run cmake:

$ cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=
`kde4-config --prefix` ..

If cmake fails to build the executable file, install the packages requested and launch the cmake command again

Install Make, if you don’t have it:

$ sudo apt-get install make

And finally, install DigiKam:

$ sudo make install

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2 comments on “How To Install DigiKam 3.3.0 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian And Derivates
  1. Freanki says:

    Three days later it got into Kubuntu Backports repository 🙂

  2. Torsten says:

    Hi there!

    After executing

    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install digikam

    Digikam can be easily upgraded to 3.3.0 running Linux Mint 🙂

    Thank you!

    -torsten

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