DigiKam 4.5.0 Available in PPA for Ubuntu 14.10

November 19, 2014 — Leave a comment


The digiKam Team recently announced the 4.5.0 release of digiKam Software Collection with bug fixes and new optional dependencies for supporting Kipi plug-ins, face management, and geo-location maps.

“The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.5.0. This release includes bugs fixes and switch as optional some dependencies as libkipi, libkface, libkgeomap dedicated respectively to support Kipi plugins, Face management, and Geo-location maps. By this way we will be able to port digiKam to KF5/Qt5 step by step.”

-digiKam 4.5.0 release note

digiKam 4.5 in Ubuntu 14.10

Install / Upgrade to digiKam 4.5.0:

Thanks to Philip Johnsson, the 4.5.0 release has been made into PPA, but only available for Ubuntu 14.10 and derivatives.

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, paste the command below and hit enter to run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra

After that, you can upgrade digiKam by running “Software Updater”. Or just install it via the commands below:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

(Optional) To revert to previous version, install ppa-purge and purge the PPA via:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:philip5/extra

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