Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Paint.NET on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)


I was able to install Paint.NET on a Linux, an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). My first attempt was on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) which failed. It seems that the mono package was outdated.




It can be done with a few simple steps:

$ sudo apt-get install mono-common libmono* mono-gmcs
$ svn co http://paint-mono.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src paint-mono
$ cd paint-mono
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install
$ paintdotnet

The first line installs the needed Debian packages, the second downloads the Paint.NET source code, and lines 3 to 6 compile and install Paint.NET from the source code. To execute the program, simply follow line 7 in executing it from the command-line.

Based on the command-line execution, I made a shortcut on my desktop so it will be easy to start Paint.NET.

2 comments:

Engr. Cesar Noel said...

Thanks for posting it here.

Ubuntu user said...

Thanks! I was struggling to find a way to install paint.net.