How to Install latest umbrello version under Ubuntu 16.04? I have 2.18 (15.12) in Ubuntu 16.04/Mint 18. Build from sources or some PPA available?

I see Launchpad contains only 2.21 (16.12) version but for newer Ubuntu version. However latest version is 2.22 (17.04)

Here http://archive.neon.kde.org/user/pool/main/u/umbrello/ we have the latest but it requires libqt5core5a (>= 5.7.1+dfsg). Any ideas? Build custom deb package: I know how to build src.rpm - how to do the same in Ubuntu?


  • @Alban, anyway: at least 2.21 and 2.22 when it will be released. – Aleksey Kontsevich May 7 '17 at 14:46
  • Why do you mention "Ubuntu 16.04/Mint 18"? – DK Bose May 7 '17 at 15:50
  • @DKBose, why not? :) I have it installed and umbrello version is a little bit old in it. Answer below. – Aleksey Kontsevich May 7 '17 at 19:13
  1. Make build directory, cd into it
  2. Download package source codes:

    dget http://archive.neon.kde.org/user/pool/main/u/umbrello/umbrello_17.04.1-0neon+16.04+build22.dsc
  3. Unpack them:

    dpkg-source -x umbrello_17.04.1-0neon+16.04+build22.dsc
  4. Cd source directory:

    cd umbrello_17.04.1
  5. Run (optional: if You want to change package changelog) and edit changelog:

    dch -i
  6. Build the package:

    dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot

    of if in case of any error:

    sudo dpkg-buildpackage

Note. For successful build change string usr/share/metainfo to usr/share/appdata in umbrello_17.04.1/debian/umbrello.install file.

  1. In case of error install missed dependencies, in my case it was:

    sudo apt-get install kdoctools-dev kinit-dev kio-dev libboost-dev \
    libkf5archive-dev libkf5auth-dev libkf5completion-dev libkf5config-dev \
    libkf5coreaddons-dev libkf5guiaddons-dev libkf5i18n-dev libkf5iconthemes-dev \
    libkf5parts-dev libkf5service-dev libkf5texteditor-dev \
    libkf5widgetsaddons-dev libkf5windowsystem-dev libkf5xmlgui-dev \
    libqt5svg5-dev libqt5webkit5-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev pkg-kde-tools qtbase5-dev
  2. Build the package again:

    dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
  3. Install result package from build directory:

    sudo dpkg -i umbrello_17.04.1-0neon+16.04+build22_amd64.deb
  • Compile most of the time works +1 ;) – Ravexina May 7 '17 at 19:20
  • I unstable however :) Will try 2.21 as well :) – Aleksey Kontsevich May 7 '17 at 19:35
  • If it's umbrello that is unstable I guess it's just the way it is. back in the days when I was working with it at 14.04 a lot of times I experience crashs, etc. – Ravexina May 7 '17 at 19:39
  • @Ravexina, 2.18 worked fine without any crash, will try 2.21 however. – Aleksey Kontsevich May 7 '17 at 21:13
  • @Ravexina, latest version 2.22 released on 12 of May from here archive.neon.kde.org/user/pool/main/u/umbrello works stable for me. – Aleksey Kontsevich May 14 '17 at 15:58

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