How to install Amarok 2.8.0 on Linux Mint 18.3

To install Amarok 2.8.0 on Linux Mint 18.3

Amarok is a  free, open-source and cross-platform music player. Although Amarok is developed under the KDE project, it is released independently of the central KDE Software Compilation release cycle. Amarok is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. It is really so simple to install Amarok and this tutorial covers the ground in the same process. 

 

Installing Amarok

First, make sure you update the system repository by making use of the following command. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get update
Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                           
Get:2 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease [11.5 kB]                                              
Ign:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease                                          
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                    
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]                                 
Get:6 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia Release [24.2 kB]                  
Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia Release.gpg [819 B]                
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
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Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [602 kB]                           
Get:27 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [557 kB]                            
Get:28 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe Translation-en [243 kB]                           
Get:29 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [16.2 kB]                        
Get:30 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [15.3 kB]                         
Get:31 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe amd64 Packages [7,084 B]                        
Get:32 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe i386 Packages [7,060 B]                         
Get:33 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe Translation-en [3,812 B]                        
Fetched 5,486 kB in 40s (137 kB/s)                                                                                
Reading package lists... Done

 

Once it is done, you shall proceed with the installation of Amarok in the following manner. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get install amarok
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  amarok-common amarok-utils breeze-icon-theme kate-data katepart kde-runtime kde-runtime-data kde-style-breeze
  kde-style-breeze-qt4 kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins kdoctools libaio1 libattica0.4
  libdlrestrictions1 libfam0 libkactivities6 libkatepartinterfaces4 libkcmutils4 libkde3support4 libkdeclarative5
  libkdecore5 libkdesu5 libkdeui5 libkdewebkit5 libkdnssd4 libkemoticons4 libkf5auth-data libkf5auth5
  libkf5codecs-data libkf5codecs5 libkf5config-data libkf5configcore5 libkf5configgui5 libkf5configwidgets-data
  libkf5configwidgets5 libkf5coreaddons-data libkf5coreaddons5 libkf5guiaddons5 libkf5i18n-data libkf5i18n5
  libkf5iconthemes-data libkf5iconthemes5 libkf5itemviews-data libkf5itemviews5 libkf5style5
  libkf5widgetsaddons-data libkf5widgetsaddons5 libkf5windowsystem-data libkf5windowsystem5 libkfile4 libkhtml5
  libkio5 libkjsapi4 libkjsembed4 libkmediaplayer4 libknewstuff3-4 libknotifyconfig4 libkntlm4 libkparts4
  libkpty4 libkrosscore4 libktexteditor4 libkxmlrpcclient4 liblastfm1 libloudmouth1-0 libmygpo-qt1
  libmysqlclient20 libnl-route-3-200 libntrack-qt4-1 libntrack0 libphonon4 libplasma3 libpolkit-qt-1-1
  libpolkit-qt5-1-1 libqca2 libqjson0 libqt4-qt3support libqt5script5 libqt5x11extras5 libqtscript4-core
  libqtscript4-gui libqtscript4-network libqtscript4-sql libqtscript4-uitools libqtscript4-xml libsolid4
  libssh-gcrypt-4 libstreamanalyzer0v5 libstreams0v5 libtag-extras1 libthreadweaver4 libxml2-utils mysql-common
  ntrack-module-libnl-0 oxygen-icon-theme oxygen5-icon-theme phonon phonon-backend-gstreamer
  phonon-backend-gstreamer-common plasma-scriptengine-javascript
Suggested packages:
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Setting up libloudmouth1-0:amd64 (1.5.2-1build1) ...
Setting up libmygpo-qt1 (1.0.7-0ubuntu2) ...
Setting up mysql-common (5.7.21-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ...
update-alternatives: using /etc/mysql/my.cnf.fallback to provide /etc/mysql/my.cnf (my.cnf) in auto mode
Setting up libmysqlclient20:amd64 (5.7.21-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ...
Setting up libtag-extras1 (1.0.1-3build1) ...
Setting up libntrack0 (016-1.3) ...
Setting up ntrack-module-libnl-0 (016-1.3) ...
Setting up libntrack-qt4-1 (016-1.3) ...
Setting up kde-runtime (4:15.12.3-0ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu-distrib/kdesu to provide /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu (kdesu) in auto mode
Setting up amarok-utils (2:2.8.0-0ubuntu9) ...
Setting up amarok (2:2.8.0-0ubuntu9) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.10.6-1ubuntu3.3) ...

 

Now that Amarok has been installed, you can launch it from your Linux Mint search field. Type Amarok in the search field. 
Amarok


When the application icon appears, click on it to open Amarok.
Application

 

Once the application is launched, you shall check the Amarok version to know more information on it. 
Version

 

You can also check KDE version. 
KDE


With this, the method to install Amarok comes to an end. 
 


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