How To Install Drawpile on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Drawpile on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Drawpile on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, DrawPile is an open-source drawing software, used for creating sketches. It allows users to create and share sketches easily. Users can also able to draw simultaneously on the same picture.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Drawpile open-source drawing software on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Drawpile on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Drawpile.

First, download the latest and stable installation package:

wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

Install Drawpile using the following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install drawpile

Once installed, go to the Ubuntu dashboard and type Drawpile, the application icon will appear on the screen. Click on the icon to open it.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Drawpile. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest stable version of Drawpile open-source drawing software on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Drawpile website.

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