For those prefer the classic .deb package, the Krita Lime PPA is finally updated with the latest v4.4.8 package for Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20 and Ubuntu 21.04.
Krita Lime PPA:
Krita provides official Linux binaries in a few package formats, e.g., Flatpak and Appimage. The Krita Lime PPA (Personal Package Archive) is one of them maintained by Alexey Samoilov, which provides the classic deb packages of the graphics editor for all current Ubuntu releases (so far Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04) and their based systems, e.g, Linux Mint 20, Elementary OS 6 and Zorin OS 16.
For unknown reason the PPA package stopped at v4.4.3 for almost half an year, missing a few release updates. And finally it’s updated today with the recent Krita 4.4.8 package for Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 21.04, while the Ubuntu 18.04 package is still being working.
Install the Latest Krita from the PPA
For those sticking to the apt package, you can add the PPA and upgrade the digital painting software via following steps.
1.) Add Krita Lime PPA.
Firstly, click the top-left ‘Activities’ button to bring up overview screen, then search for and open terminal. Or search for and open terminal from your system start menu.
When terminal opens, paste the command below into it and hit Enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
For running sudo command you have to type user password to authenticate, and then hit Enter to continue.
2.) Install or Upgrade Krita.
After adding the PPA repository, you can now open system update manager (Software Updater) app and upgrade this popular digital painting and 2D animation software if an old version was installed.
Or just run this command in a terminal window to install or upgrade it:
sudo apt install krita
Once installed, launch it from your system start menu and enjoy!
Uninstall Krita and Remove the PPA:
It’s always easy to remove the packages from your system. Also open a terminal window and run the command below will do the job:
sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-data
To remove the PPA, simply add
--remove flag in the command used to add it. So the command will be:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kritalime/ppa
Or open the Software & Updates utility and remove relevant line from ‘Other Software’ tab.