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I am using the latest release of Raspbian and I noticed that one of my favorite apps isn't in the software center. I can't seem to find Inkscape for Raspbian. Can someone help me install it?

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    apt-cache search inkscape - inkscape definitely exists as a package – Jaromanda X Apr 16 '18 at 6:06
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Whenever you use Raspbian (or any other type of Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distro), there are two simple ways to install any package.

  1. Download a ".deb" package and use a GUI.

  2. Open your terminal and write the installer command this way.

"sudo apt-get install inkscape" [replace inkscape with any package you want to install]

It will ask for some permission and install for you.

Note: you need superuser permissions (sudo) to install a package.

Hope it helps!

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  • It's probably worth mentioning to do a sudo apt-get update to make sure the repository lists are up to date. – joan Apr 16 '18 at 9:11
  • I tried sudo apt install inkscape but it said that inkscape couldn't be found. I tried the .deb and it won't start because it needs a ton of dependencies. I don't want to download every dependency and every dependency's dependency. Can I add a repository that has Inkscape? – Caden Mitchell Apr 16 '18 at 17:35
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In response to your comment:

I tried sudo apt install inkscape but it said that inkscape couldn't be found.

and to complete the answer from @Rishi, you definitely find inkscape in the default repositories of Raspbian. I use Raspbian Stretch Lite 2018-03-13. First make sure you have the default repositories addressed in the sources.list:

rpi3 ~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ stretch main contrib non-free rpi
# Uncomment line below then 'apt-get update' to enable 'apt-get source'
#deb-src http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ stretch main contrib non-free rpi

rpi3 ~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list
deb http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ stretch main ui
# Uncomment line below then 'apt-get update' to enable 'apt-get source'
#deb-src http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ stretch main ui

Then update Raspbian:

rpi3 ~$ sudo apt update
rpi3 ~$ sudo apt full-upgrade

Maybe reboot if you have many updates. And now you will find:

rpi3 ~$ apt list inkscape
Listing... Done
inkscape/stable 0.92.1-1 armhf
rpi3 ~$
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