How To Install MeshLab 1.3.3 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS, Via PPA

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, MeshLab is an open source software for processing interactive 3D models. It contains a bunch of tools for editing, testing, converting and rendering 3D meshes. Also, the users are able to import 3DS, OBJ, PLY, STL, OFF, COLLADA, PTX files and export the projects as U3D, VRML or DXF files. The latest version available is MeshLab 1.3.3, which has been recently released.

how to install MeshLab 1.3.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install MeshLab 1.3.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it is available via PPA, installing MeshLab 1.3.3 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the meshlab package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zarquon42/meshlab
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install meshlab

Optional, to remove meshlab, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove meshlab

Or, if you want to uninstall meshlab, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:zarquon42/meshlab

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2 comments on “How To Install MeshLab 1.3.3 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS, Via PPA
  1. Sparazza says:

    Thanks for the how-to! btw the last line is sudo, not sudu 🙂

  2. Omar says:

    Heads up this PPA is now for Meshlab 2016.12, not 1.3.3 anymore

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