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?
Whenever you use Raspbian (or any other type of Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distro), there are two simple ways to install any package.
Download a ".deb" package and use a GUI.
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!
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
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 ~$
The version currently (November 2021) available via apt-get is old (0.92). You can get a modern version from the "snap store" (https://snapcraft.io/install/inkscape/raspbian). You can then launch it from the terminal. On my machine, a bunch of warning messages scroll by and then a perfect version of Inkscape 1.1 with all default extensions.