How to install Krita 4.1.1 on MX 17

To install Krita 4.1.1 on MX 17
Krita is a free and open source digital painting tool designed for concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, and the VFX industry. It is built based on Qt 5 and KDE frameworks and is one of the widely used rastor graphics editor. In this tutorial, we will cover the installation of Krita on MX 17.


Update the system repository using the following command

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 stretch/updates InRelease
Hit:2 stretch-backports InRelease                                     
Hit:3 stretch-updates InRelease                                    
Ign:4 stretch InRelease                                            
Hit:5 stretch Release                                          
Hit:6 stretch InRelease                    
Hit:8 stretch InRelease
Hit:9 stretch InRelease
Hit:10 stretch InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

Install the Krita package using the following command

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install krita -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0 gir1.2-soup-2.4 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libgegl-0.3-0 libgoo-canvas-perl
  libgoocanvas-common libgoocanvas3 libgtk2-ex-simple-list-perl libgtk2-imageview-perl
  libgtkimageview0 liblastfm1 liblivemedia57 libmygpo-qt1 libopenmpt-modplug1 libpgm-5.2-0
  libqjson0 libqt4-declarative libqt4-designer libqt4-help libqt4-network libqt4-script
  libqt4-scripttools libqt4-svg libqt4-test libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtassistantclient4 libqxt-core0
  libqxt-gui0 libsane-perl libsdl-image1.2 libsodium18 libssh-gcrypt-4 libvlccore8 libx264-148
  libzmq5 python-qt4
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
Setting up libkf5jobwidgets5:amd64 (5.28.0-2) ...
Setting up libkf5service5:amd64 (5.28.0-1) ...
Setting up libkf5notifications5:amd64 (5.28.0-1) ...
Setting up libkwalletbackend5-5:amd64 (5.28.0-3) ...
Setting up libkf5wallet5:amd64 (5.28.0-3) ...
Setting up libkf5configwidgets5:amd64 (5.28.0-2) ...
Setting up libkf5service-bin (5.28.0-1) ...
Setting up libkf5iconthemes5:amd64 (5.28.0-2) ...
Setting up libkf5kiocore5:amd64 (5.28.0-2) ...
Setting up libkf5wallet-bin (5.28.0-3) ...
Setting up libkf5textwidgets5:amd64 (5.28.0-1) ...
Setting up libkf5kiowidgets5:amd64 (5.28.0-2) ...
Setting up kio (5.28.0-2) ...
Setting up krita (1:4.1.1-0.1~mx17+1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-11+deb9u3) ...

Once Installation is done you can access the Krita from the Menu as shown here

Krita application

The version of Krita can be found in Help-> About

With this, the method to install Krita 4.1.1 on MX 17 comes to an end.

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