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Old 07-18-2017, 05:06 PM   #1
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I'd like to run Krita 3


I am looking to install/build the latest version of the art tool Krita on my offline Slackware 14.1. Having a bit of trouble, I am probably too close to the problem, so I am looking for advice.

In terms of research, I have noted just-enough-kde-to-run-krita-on-slackware: A method which, on 14.1, would install an even older version from back when Krita was part of Calligra. New versions are no longer part of Calligra and require KDE5 (it ported on kf5, it need qt5). And this thread krita-and-current-2017-06-21 seems to imply it is in an AlienBOB image. Do I need to wipeout my Linux and install a fresh AlienBOB Slackware image?

I have tried to install the latest Krita from source, and fill the dependencies with slackbuilds (slackbuilds.org/../extra-cmake-modules) But after investing a reasonable amount of time building components: I find I need a whole bunch of KDE5 stuff (like KF5Archive, KF5Config, KF5WidgetsAddons, KF5Completion, KF5CoreAddons, KF5GuiAddons, KF5I18n, KF5ItemModels, KF5ItemViews, KF5WindowSystem) that I don't seem to be able to satisfy.

I would like to use the latest Krita (v3.1.4 today) and I'd generally prefer not to dump my existing Slackware install if I can help it. So what direction should I take?
 
Old 07-19-2017, 10:07 AM   #2
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Does the appimage not work? When I go to their download page (autodetecting I'm using linux), I see:

https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

https://download.kde.org/stable/krit...86_64.appimage

This is indeed for version 3.1.4. At least, it works on my Debian systems, running XFCE4 with no qt5 (although, there's some qt4 stuff)

Basic steps using the appimage is:

1) Download it

2) chmod 775 it (to make it executable)

3) run it.

I don't know what stuff is required to get appimages to run. It works out-of-box with my Debian systems, and they claim it will work on any "modern" Linux distribution.
 
Old 07-19-2017, 11:09 AM   #3
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the kde5 appimages don't work with slackware 14.1 because looks like mesa-9.x is unsupported by them ("symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libGL.so.1: undefined symbol: _glapi_Dispatch").
building from source isn't an option too (too many old/unsatisfied dependencies).

I think the best option for you will be to upgrade to slackware 14.2 and then use Alien Bob's KDE5.
 
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:29 PM   #4
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If you install AlienBOB's Plasma 5 Packages, Krita comes included.

Code:
[eduardo:~]$ ls /var/log/packages | grep krita
krita-3.1.4-x86_64-1alien
[eduardo:~]$
You can download the packages here and install it using the README.

The catch: you need at least Slackware 14.2.

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Old 07-22-2017, 06:19 AM   #5
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Following the Slackware14.2 UPGRADE.TXT borked my system. Not sure why; I had been running a few different versions of GCC for different targets, maybe it confused the different libraries.

So I installed 14.2 in a fresh partition and immediately applied AlienBOB's KDE/Plasma 5. Krita works fine -Thanks everyone.

The upgrade is not without serious problems. I am finding very sluggish behaviour in terminal emulators, including xterm. Is this a known issue? I am not CPU bound: CPU usage remains low as recorded by 'top'. If I move the cursor right twice in bash or nano, it can sometimes appear not to move, then jump two spaces to the right in a single frame. Mouse is smooth. OpenGL and mplayer work smooth. I do have two keyboards connected. Same thing happens if I use an old window manager like WindowMaker. I am guessing there is a problem with the event framework not delivering events promptly. If it is not a known issue: I guess I will have to investigate it myself. Can't use the system if I can't type in terminal emulators without treacle. Grrrr hate Linux upgrades.

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Old 07-22-2017, 01:49 PM   #6
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you should mark this thread as solved and open new thread for any other issues
 
Old 07-24-2017, 10:42 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike32 View Post
I am finding very sluggish behaviour in terminal emulators, including xterm. Is this a known issue? I am not CPU bound: CPU usage remains low as recorded by 'top'. If I move the cursor right twice in bash or nano, it can sometimes appear not to move, then jump two spaces to the right in a single frame.
I never had problems upgrading from UPGRADE.TXT, provided that I also followed CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT. The two should be followed closely. Of course, after Slackware 13.37 IIRC I transitioned to -current so maybe now this has changed.

Now, about your sluggish behavior: if it's not CPU related, it could be I/O. Run fsck on your disks. Check available disk space and/or exceedingly large cache files. Hope this helps.

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