In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Inkscape on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software that runs on Linux, macOS, and Windows desktop computers. Inkscape is great for anyone who wants to get creative with their artwork, as it has many features that bring any design to life. These features include scalability and the ability to import/export so the artwork can be used in any vector graphics program.
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 the step-by-step installation of an Inkscape vector graphics editor on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Inkscape on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2
Step 2. Installing Inkscape on Linux Mint 21.
- Install Inkscape using PPA Repository.
By default, Inkscape is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the Inkscape PPA repository to your system using the following command:
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/inkscape.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/inkscape.dev/stable/ubuntu jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/inkscape.list
Next, import the GPG key:
sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/inkscape.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 22C4850146603F3DB0ED00479DA4BD18B9A06DE3
Now start by updating the packages list and install Inkscape by using the command below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install inkscape
- Install Inkscape using APT Default Linux Mint.
Now run the following command below to install the latest stable of Inkscape to your Linux Mint system:
sudo apt install inkscape
Step 3. Accessing Inkscape on Linux Mint 21.
Once we finish with the installation, we will find the Inkscape in the Mint menu, in the Show Graphics section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Inkscape. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Inkscape open source vector graphics editor on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Inkscape website.