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How To Install Inkscape on Rocky Linux 9

Install Inkscape on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Inkscape on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Inkscape as a powerful open-source vector graphics editor and its significance in graphic design and illustration.

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 the Inkscape on Rocky Linux 9 or RHEL-based.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Inkscape.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"

Step 2. Installing Inkscape on Rocky Linux 9.

  • Method 1: Installing Inkscape via Package Manager

Run the following command to install Inkscape from the official Rocky Linux repositories:

sudo dnf install inkscape

This command will download and install Inkscape along with its dependencies.

  • Method 2: Building Inkscape from Source

Building Inkscape from source allows you to have the latest version or customize the installation if needed. Now install the necessary dependencies by running the following command:

sudo dnf install libxslt-devel libgc-devel libpng-devel libjpeg-turbo-devel libXt-devel libXrandr-devel libXinerama-devel gtkmm24-devel gdl-devel

These packages provide the required libraries and dependencies for building Inkscape.

Next, download the latest source code of Inkscape from the official website or use the following command below:

wget https://media.inkscape.org/dl/resources/file/Inkscape-b0a8486-x86_64.AppImage

Then right-click on it and select to edit its properties, or use a terminal to make it executable with:

chmod u+x Inkscape-b0a8486-x86_64.AppImage

Once is done, now run the application using the following command below:


After the installation completes, verify the installation by running the following command:

inkscape --version

Step 3. Troubleshooting and Common Issues.

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, consider the following troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure your system is up to date by running sudo dnf update it before attempting to install Inkscape.

  • Double-check that you have installed the necessary prerequisites mentioned in Section II.

  • If you encounter errors while building Inkscape from the source, ensure that you have all the required development libraries installed. Refer to the official Inkscape documentation or website for any additional dependencies.

  • If you still face issues, consider searching online forums, developer communities, or the Inkscape mailing list for assistance. Often, other users have encountered similar problems and can provide guidance.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Inkscape. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Inkscape on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Inkscape website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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