How To Install Pinta 1.4 / 1.5 On Ubuntu And Linux Mint

Hello Linux Geeksters. Pinta is an open-source drawing application, similar to Paint. It has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing users to do basic photo manipulation. The latest version available is Pinta 1.5, but it is unstable. For a stable version, install Pinta 1.4.

 how to install both Pinta 1.4 and Pinta 1.5 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

In this article I will show you how to install both Pinta 1.4 and Pinta 1.5 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

The latest stable version available of Pinta is 1.4, which can be installed via PPA only on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

All you have to do is add the Pinta Stable PPA, update the local repo index and install the app. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pinta

If you are a rocket-science geek and like bleeding edge technology, you can install Pinta 1.5 Unstable 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 and Linux Mint 13 Maya, from the unstable PPA:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pinta

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2 comments on “How To Install Pinta 1.4 / 1.5 On Ubuntu And Linux Mint
  1. LP97 says:

    Thanks! Your blog rocks 😉

  2. Dmitry says:

    After add “pinta-daily” repositoty, you will find two version in your main repositories. The main repository in /etc/sources.list, ppa’s in /etc/sources.list.d/

    And if you need to install from ppa (not turn off your main repo) – you need to choose version vhile installation.

    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-daily
    $ sudo apt-get update

    $ sudo apt-cache policy pinta

    Last command output:

    # look at table of versions:

    1.5+r860~ubuntu14.04.1 0 # you need this!!!
    500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/pinta-maintainers/pinta-daily/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    1.3-3 0
    500 http://ru.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe i386 Packages

    and after it:

    $ sudo apt-get install pinta=1.5+r860~ubuntu14.04.1 0

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