It seems that Digikam was removed from Ubuntu 14.04. Why was that?

Considering that Digikam is the only photo organizer which works with geo-tagged photos, what would be the best way to install Digikam in Ubuntu 14.04?

Note that trying to install or search for Digikam turns up nothing:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo aptitude search digikam

Also, clicking the .deb from UbuntuUpdates opens the Ubuntu Software Center which states that the dependencies for Digikam cannot be satisfied.


digiKam 4.0 is out! if you'd like, install or upgrade it from PPA (14.04 only):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:msylwester/digikam

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

PPA: https://launchpad.net/~msylwester/+archive/digikam

via: this quick tip


Do you have your universe repos enabled?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I can see it:

$ apt-cache show digikam | grep Filename
Filename: pool/universe/d/digikam/digikam_3.5.0-0ubuntu10_amd64.deb

Try enabling the Universe repositories:

$ software-properties-gtk

Then leave the "universe" repositories option checked

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Click "Close" and allow the packages info to be updated.

  • Thank you. I am actually testing from a LiveCD and I now see that LiveCDs do not have Universe enabled. Enabling Universe seems to resolve the issue. Thank you!
    – dotancohen
    May 5 '14 at 14:43
  • In the end I was unable to install Digikam while running the LiveCD due to memory constraints, but I do see that this is the proper way to do so in a hard-drive install. Thank you!
    – dotancohen
    May 6 '14 at 19:49

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