De Michael freeman binary option channel said before presenting an award. I wrote this guide after maintaining during a full-year a set of scripts to help user to compile and install Krita. This project was named Compilscripts and I decided to stop supporting it because build script always breaks: when something irregular happens, Compilscript fail and stop to work And irregularities are common on Linux. The user is dependent of a system he doesn’t understand.
I hope those picture will help other project’s documentation to be more user friendly and appear more simple to understand by using a simple analogy : a cat building a house. Because it’s well known on the Internet : you can’t go wrong with cats. First obligatory step : preparing the place. Around 5GB of disk space will be needed on your home folder. Also check with your distribution package-manager that no calligra and krita packages are installed. Use the search field of your package manager and remove packages. This part can be tricky : each distribution got a different way to manage packages and so installing required libraries.
CentOS, Debian Stable, Linux Mint, Elementary or Ubuntu L. Note : this link is a wiki, so don’t hesitate to edit, correct, and then smooth the installation process for other artist later. If your distribution is not listed, or if you don’t have the choice, the plan B is to find them one by one on your package manager . Configuring with cmake will check if your system is ready and if you get the good libraries installed. So, if any configuration problem happen you’ll be able to read what libraries are missing. That’s why it’s important to read if all is ok. After reading the configure output, if all sounds ok , then it’s time to build your own Krita.
Mine is a 8 core, let’s use -j9 . Your install is now done, but your system will not consider your install folder as a part of your system’s application. Unfortunately those environment variable are not persistent, and will be lost after a shutdown or a restart of your system and our bridge will collapse. Krita-from-a-minute-ago” by typing krita on a Terminal or via your desktop main menu. If this one doesn’t show Krita, look at your desktop-environment ‘s documentation : “how to create a custom launcher” . You’ve heard of a new feature developed , or you read about an annoying bug fixed, and want to update ?