View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install Inkscape 0.47 on Hardy (8.04)

December 29th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Hi, I think I'm missing an important step. I'll try to keep this concise.

I want to upgrade Inkscape from version 0.46 to version 0.47 under Hardy Heron (8.04).

I started with these instructions: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/CompilingUbuntu#Hardy.2C_Intrepid_and_Jaunty

...Which refers to this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

...and this: https://launchpad.net/~inkscape-nightly/+archive/ppa

So I added the Inkscape Nightly Build (https://launchpad.net/~inkscape-nightly/+archive/ppa) repository and the Signing Key (https://launchpad.net/+help/soyuz/ppa-sources-list.html).

Then I did:
sudo apt-get update, and that seemed to go all right.

But when I do
sudo apt-get install inkscape, it tells me the following:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
inkscape is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

And in Inkscape's "About Inskscape" box, it claims still to be version 0.46.

What have I missed? Thanks!

January 4th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Happy New Year! Giving this a Bump since I posted it when many were away over the holidays.

I see that Inkscape 0.47 is included with 9.04 and 9.10, so I will likely just stick with Inkscape 0.46 until the next LTS release of Ubuntu, but if anyone can share with me why I can't get the update in 8.04, I'm quite curious.


Stuart Rackham
January 14th, 2010, 11:38 PM
I've got exactly the same problem.

February 13th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Hi guys!

I've just rebuilt the latest Lucid package for Hardy at it seems to work well for me:


However, it seems that new Inkscape requires new Poppler. Popples is almost impossible to backport without major modifications, so I just bumped this dependency. I am not sure what implications this might have on PDF export.

It would be nice if someone could test my packages and report back if they are broken in any way.

March 12th, 2010, 10:13 PM
Thanks ZYV :) Your package works. Find attached TERMINAL log and screenshot.

March 12th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Installing the latest Inkscape on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop edition

Step 1: Visit the PPA's overview page in Launchpad at https://launchpad.net/~zyv/+archive/ppa (https://launchpad.net/%7Ezyv/+archive/ppa) Look for the heading that reads Adding this PPA to your system and click the Technical details about this PPA link.

Step 2: Click on 'Technical details about this PPA' link.

Step 3: You'll see that the text-box directly below reads something like this:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zyv/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/zyv/ppa/ubuntu hardy mainCopy those lines.

Step 4: Open a terminal and type:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.listThis will open a text editor containing the list of archives that your system is currently using. Scroll to the bottom of the file and paste the lines you copied in the step above.

Save the file and exit the text editor.

Step 5: Back on the PPA's overview page, look for the Signing key heading. You'll see something like:

1024R/F82FBD49Copy the portion after the slash but not including the help link; e.g. just F82FBD49.

Step 6: Now you need to add that key to your system so Ubuntu can verify the packages from the PPA. In your terminal, enter:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys F82FBD49Replace F82FBD49 with whatever you copied in the step 5.

This will now pull down the PPA's key and add it to your system.

Step 7: Now, as a one-off, you should tell your system to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the PPA you just added:

sudo apt-get updateNow you're ready to start installing software from the PPA. Type in the following command in TERMINAL.

sudo apt-get install inkscapeThe latest version of Inkscap can be found under APPLICATION > GRAPHICS > INKSCAPE.


March 13th, 2010, 06:04 PM

You're welcome, thanks for the step-by-step guide, I was too lazy to write anything like this.

By the way, I have some other updated Hardy packages in this PPA, e.g. mc & vte / planner and rabbitvcs. Please be sure to disable the PPA after you install Inkscape to avoid replacing system packages with my backports if this is not what you want.