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?


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
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    try apt-cache policy kdenlive-stable – Panther Apr 18 '17 at 18:15

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