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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
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ 

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

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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

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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.

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  • 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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