How to install InkScape on Ubuntu 17.04

To install InkScape on Ubuntu 17.04

Inkscape is an open source drawing and painting tool similar to CorelDraw, Illustrator, Xara X and Photoshop. It is widely used in all form of OS. It contains many features like Cairo rendering for display and PNG export, C++ code conversion, Cross platform WMF and EMF import and export and Substantial memory savings. This tutorial covers the installation procedure of InkScape on Ubuntu 17.04. 



  • Cairo rendering for display and PNG export
  • OpenMP multithreading for all filters
  • C++ code conversion
  • Color display mode added
  • Node tool added
  • Align and Distribute Dialog button added
  • For complete changelog
  • Adding Inkscape package PPAs


Installation procedure

To proceed with the installation procedure, run the below command to add latest Inkscape package PPAs to the target machine. 

root@linuxhelp11:~# add-apt-repository
 The Inkscape Stable PPA is intended to provide the current supported release of Inkscape.
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmp1nyuaq4k/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmp1nyuaq4k/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 9DA4BD18B9A06DE3: public key "Launchpad PPA for Inkscape Developers" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

Update the repository to the target system by running the apt-get update command

root@linuxhelp11:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 zesty-security InRelease
Hit:2 zesty InRelease                
Hit:3 zesty-updates InRelease        
Hit:4 zesty-backports InRelease      
Get:5 zesty InRelease [15.4 kB]
Get:6 zesty/main amd64 Packages [1,004 B]
Get:7 zesty/main i386 Packages [1,000 B]
Get:8 zesty/main Translation-en [692 B]
Fetched 18.1 kB in 2s (6,298 B/s)                   
Reading package lists... Done

The target machine has been updated with the required repositories. Execute the following command to install InkScape application and press y to continue with the installation. 

root@linuxhelp11:~# apt-get install inkscape -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libblas-common libblas3 libgfortran3 libgsl2 libgtkspell0
  libimage-magick-perl libimage-magick-q16-perl liblapack3 libmagick++-6.q16-7
  libpotrace0 libwmf-bin perlmagick python-bs4 python-chardet python-html5lib
  python-imaging python-lxml python-numpy python-pil python-pkg-resources
  python-renderpm python-reportlab python-reportlab-accel python-scour
  python-six python-uniconvertor python-webencodings
Suggested packages:
  dia | dia-gnome ruby libgnomevfs2-extra libsvg-perl libxml-xql-perl transfig
  pstoedit gsl-ref-psdoc | gsl-doc-pdf | gsl-doc-info | gsl-ref-html
  imagemagick-doc python-genshi python-lxml-dbg python-lxml-doc gfortran
  python-dev python-nose python-numpy-dbg python-numpy-doc python-pil-doc
  python-pil-dbg python-setuptools python-renderpm-dbg
  python-egenix-mxtexttools python-reportlab-doc python-rsvg python-cairo
Setting up python-numpy (1:1.12.1-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up python-imaging (4.0.0-4) ...
Setting up python-html5lib (0.999999999-1) ...
Setting up python-uniconvertor (1.1.5-4) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-9ubuntu2.2) ...

The application has been installed successfully in the system. To run the application, type the inkscape in the Ubuntu dashboard and click on the icon to run the application. 
Ubuntu dashboard

The InkScape application is running successfully in the system. 
This concludes the installation procedure of InkScape on Ubuntu 17.04. 

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