How To Install Krita 2.9.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Krita is an open-source image manipulation software, allowing the user to either create pictures from scratch or edit existing images. It is good because it supports most graphics tablets very well.

The latest version available is Krita 2.9.1, which has been recently released, coming with the below features:

  • Fix the outline cursor on CentOS 6.5
  • Update G’Mic to the very latest version
  • Improve the layout of the filter layer/⁠mask dialog’s filter selector
  • Fix the layout of the pattern selector for fill layers
  • Remove the dependency of QtUiTools, which means that no matter whether the version Qt installed and the version Qt Krita was built agast differ, the layer metadata editors work
  • Fix a bug that happened when switching between workspaces
  • Fix bug 339357: the time dynamic didn’t start reliably
  • Fix bug 344862: a crash when opening a new view with a tablet stylus
  • Fix bug 344884: a crash when selecting too small a scale for a brush texture
  • Fix bug 344790: don’t crash when resizing a brush while drawing
  • Fix setting the toolbox to only one icon wide
  • Fix bug 344478: random crash when using liquify
  • Fix bug 344346: Fix artefacts in fill layers when too many parallel updates happened
  • Fix bug 184746: merging two vector layers now creates a vector layer instead of rendering the vectors to pixels
  • Add an option to disable the on-canvas notification messages (for some people, they slow down drawing)
  • Fix bug 344243: make the preset editor visible in all circumstances

In this article I will show you how to install Krita 2.9.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Krita 2.9.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the krita-2.9 and krita-2.9-dbg package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install krita-2.9 krita-2.9-dbg

Next, create the icons:

$ cd /opt/project-neon/share/ && sudo cp -r applications/ /usr/share/
$ cd /opt/project-neon/share/ && sudo cp -r icons/ /usr/share/
$ sudo ln -s /opt/project-neon/bin/krita /usr/bin/krita

Optional, to remove krita, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove krita-2.9 krita-2.9-dbg

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