How To Install Inkscape on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Inkscape on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Inkscape on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor used to create vector images, primarily in Scalable Vector Graphics format. Inkscape provides support for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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 open-source vector graphics editor on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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).
  • A 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing Inkscape on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install Inkscape from the Official Repository

By default, the Inkscape is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Inspace PPA repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

After you have added the repository, run the regular APT package installation command to install Inkscape on your system.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install inkscape
  • Install Inkscape from Snap Store.

If Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install Inkscape, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install inkscape

Step 3. Accessing Inkscape on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Inkscape or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:

inkscape

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Inkscape. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Inkscape graphics editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Inkscape website.

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