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I tried to install several packages older ones too.Tried to upgrade it from terminal,to compile it.Once I did it and wait it for long time,but at the end of instalation it showed me 2 errors.When I'm trying to run it from terminal with sudo inkscape I'm getting this message.

inkscape: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I tried to download inkscape with synaptic and ubuntu center too.Inkscape is awesome graphic tool,but I don't see how I could make it to work on Ubuntu 11.10.Thanx in advance.

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Any reason you're running it under sudo? – Kris Harper Oct 27 '11 at 20:41

This bugreport suggests to do the following:

 sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a

Please try this and see if it fixes your problem

Also, please don't run the inkscape command with sudo :)

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Thanx a lot,your advice helped me to run inkscape from unity dashboard finaly.It was heavy,but as new ubuntu user I learned a lot while I was searching the solution to install inkscape.Again thanx a lot.Ubuntu developers made beautiful and very fast OS Ubuntu 11.10 – Nikola Oct 28 '11 at 9:01
Glad to hear it solved your problem. You can accept this answer then so the question is no longer marked as unanswered. – Sergey Oct 28 '11 at 21:13

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