How to Install MyPaint in Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic

November 5, 2018 — 1 Comment

Due to conflict between their dependencies, digital painter MyPaint can be installed if GIMP is already exist in Ubuntu 18.10.

In Ubuntu 18.10 universe repository, the GIMP package requires libmypaint-common library for mypaint brush, that conflicts with mypaint-data package required by MyPaint digital painting software.

For those who need both GIMP and MyPaint, install GIMP from otto06217’s PPA will solve the dependency conflict.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then either upgrade GIMP via Software Updater:

Or run command in terminal to install GIMP from the PPA:

sudo apt install gimp

3. Finally install MyPaint via command:

sudo apt install mypaint mypaint-data

That’s it. Enjoy!

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