How to Install The Latest Krita 5.0.8 in Ubuntu 22.04 via PPA

For those prefer the classic .deb package, the Krita digital painting software finally available to install / update through PPA for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

UPDATE: Krita PPA has gone!! This tutorial is NOT WORKING anymore until a new maintainer takes up the job. See this post for other ways to get Krita.

Krita has reached version 5.0.8 and being in development of the next 5.1 release (in beta now). For those do not like the Flatpak and AppImage that run in sandbox, the .deb package has now been made into the official Krita Lime PPA.

While Ubuntu 22.04 has version 5.0.2 in its universe repository. There has been Krita 5.0.5, 5.0.6, and 5.0.8 releases with lots of bug-fixes and improvements, including touch pressure and rotation support, photoshop compatible shortcuts, rendering SVG file layers, and more.

1. Add Krita lime PPA:

First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Install / Update Krita

After adding the PPA and refreshing package cache (should be done automatically), you can now run command to install this free and open-source raster graphics editor:

sudo apt install krita

Or, if you’ve already installed the previous 5.0.2 version either from Ubuntu Software or via apt command, launch “Software Updater” will allow you to update the package:

Remove Krita and the PPA:

To remove the Ubuntu PPA, either run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kritalime/ppa

Or, search for and open “Software & Updates” from Activities overview screen. Then, remove the source line under ‘Other Software’ tab:

To remove the graphics editor, simply run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita

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2 comments

  1. Kritalime ppa has been removed recently, and ppa-as / .deb packages are not offered on the official website either. Only flatpack and AppImage.

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