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Installing a package

You can install digiKam using pre-compiled version of digiKam. This is done by your distribution. A disadvantage is that in some cases the version provided by your distribution is not the latest stable version the digiKam team has released. The links given below will give you information about which version your distribution packages.



Distribution Link to the list of digiKam packages Command line to install
Kubuntu here apt-get install digikam
Ubuntu here apt-get install digikam
Debian here and reason why the latest version of packages is not in testing can be found here apt-get install digikam
Arch Linux here pacman -Sy digikam
Ark Linux here apt-get install digikam
Mandriva/Mageia Linux here urpmi digikam
SUSE Linux here yast -i digikam
Fedora Linux here yum install digikam
Gentoo Linux here emerge digikam

Here, we provide some usefull tips for getting a slightly more up-to-date version:

Under Ubuntu 10.10 you can use some PPA, look here.



The list of digiKam packages in FreshPorts can be found here.


Mac OS X

Under Mac OS X, digiKam can be obtained using Macports project.

To install digiKam using Macports, first install Macports and then type (be prepared to wait hours for the compilation of digiKam and all its dependencies):

# sudo port install digikam

To compile current digiKam code from git/master, take a look to this tutorial.

Else the most easy way will be to use a pre-compiled PKG installer available on



digiKam for Windows can installed using our self-contained installer (recommended) available on

Be careful as digiKam is not as stable under Windows as under Linux because of some bugs in the underlying KDE SC libraries that digiKam depends on.



If you installed digikam using your distribution package, language files should
be included with it and you can run digikam in any supported language.

You can change the default language by using KDE Control Center (kcontrol) :
Go to "Regional & Accessibility" and then in "Country/Region & Language" to use
your default language.

If you don't find the required language in it, you can add a language by
installing that particular language pack. For example, in debian based distros,
if you want to add "french" language, you can do it by following:

# sudo apt-get install language-pack-kde-fr-base
# sudo apt-get install language-pack-kde-fr

Note, that will affects all your KDE applications.
You can also change the language used in digikam with the $LANG environment
variable. Eg:

# export LANG=fr.UTF-8 ; digikam