Install Shutter Screenshot Tool via PPA in Ubuntu 19.10

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Shutter is one of must install applications in my Ubuntu desktop. And now it’s made into PPA for Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine.

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot application with editing feature. It was available in Ubuntu universe repository. Since Ubuntu 18.10, it’s removed, along with some old Gnome libraries required by the screenshot tool.

Thanks to “Linux Uprising” team, the PPA maintains Shutter packages as well as dependencies for new Ubuntu releases.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut, or from application launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/shutter

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then install Shutter either via Synaptic package manager or by running command in terminal:

sudo apt install shutter

Once installed, launch it from gnome software menu and enjoy!

Uninstall Shutter:

To remove shutter, simply open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove shutter

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates -> Other Software.

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  1. you also can remove the ppa executing the following command:

    sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:linuxuprising/shutter

  2. I got these errors following you instruction. How Can I fix this?
    he following packages have unmet dependencies:
    shutter : Depends: libgnome2-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libgnome2-vfs-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libgnome2-wnck-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libgnome2-gconf-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libgtk2-imageview-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libgnome2-canvas-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libgtk2-unique-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libgoo-canvas-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libgtk2-appindicator-perl but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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