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 version available is DigiKam 3.5.0, which has been released a while ago.
In this article I will show you how to install Digikam 3.5.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, from sources.
Because the Kubuntu Backports Repository contains only DigiKam 3.3.0, we have to do an installation from sources. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:
Install the needed dependencies and the tools for compilation:
$ sudo apt-get install gcc cpp make cmake checkinstall libgpod4-nogtk
sudo apt-get build-dep digikam kipi-plugins
Download the Digikam 3.5.0 archive:
$ cd ~/Downlods
$ wget -c mirrors.mit.edu/kde/stable/digikam/digikam-3.5.0.tar.bz2
Extract the archive, cd to the extracted dir and create a new folder called build:
$ tar xjvf digikam-3.5.0.tar.bz2
$ cd ~/Downloads/digikam-3.5.0/
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
Check if all the requirements are available:
$ cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` ..
Compile Digikam 3.5.0:
$ sudo checkinstall --pkgname=digiKam3.5 --install=no make install
Install Digikam 3.5.0:
$ sudo dpkg -i digikam3.5*.deb