0

My current version of Kdenlive is 15.12.3, I installed it with apt-get right from the repository. However, I need version 16.12 or above in order to use the rotoscoping feature.

To this point, I have only installed software from the standard repository with apt-get, but there is only one version. So I want to install it manually from source, I am unsure how to make it, I read I need to know how the program make works, how to use the program tar to unzip files, chmod to make it excutable and I have to get the dependencies myself.

So, to advance, I would like to make at least the first step and get the necessary dependencies, but I do not know how to look them up for this specific version of this program.

Is there a kind of telephone book where to each version of a programm the necessary dependencies are listed or how do you usually retrieve this info?

1

If you have to ask probably not the best of ideas to compile.

Use the ppa - version 16.12 - https://launchpad.net/~kdenlive/+archive/ubuntu/kdenlive-stable

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

To compile see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo

For additional information on ppa see What are PPAs and how do I use them?

  • when I do the last step: apt-get upgrade , does my kdenlive version becomes the newer version without having to install it separately? – sharkant Apr 18 '17 at 18:01
  • Yes upgrade installs the latest version and updates your system including any dependencies. – Panther Apr 18 '17 at 18:06
  • strangely, when I typed apt-cache policy kdenlive the old version was still marked as installed, but the newer version has become an installation candidate... – sharkant Apr 18 '17 at 18:09
  • 1
    try apt-cache policy kdenlive-stable – Panther Apr 18 '17 at 18:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.