What happened to my favorite graphic creation apps?

Asked by Dean von Germeten on 2014-11-27

Kolour-paint was one, similar to ms-paint; I don't remember the others, but the last Ubuntu upgrade lost them and I didn't save the older kernel. When I try to reinstall they can't be found on the server. What's left, (gimp, gnome & pinta), don't have as many features, less intuitive/harder learning curve. I want my old graphic/ image creation and editing apps back!

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Dean von Germeten (germeten-i) said : #2

I have found Kolour-paint here: http://kolourpaint.en.uptodown.com/ubuntu ...and downloaded it to my download folder as a .deb file but how do I install it?

What is the output of :

lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

There is a package in the repositories called kolourpaint4, and you should be able to install that via software-center. ( I guess it is the same as the one from your external sources, but most probably even an updated version.)

Your second posting indicates that you have a problem with your package management, and that should be solved before you try installing anything.

Please open a terminal and issue the commands

uname -a
lsb_release -a
sudo apt-get update
apt-cache policy kolourpaint4

Then copy/paste all output into this question document that we can verify.

Dean von Germeten (germeten-i) said : #5

I received an update notice last night, installed all those packages & apps. Then I was able to install Kolour-paint again from the software center, so I have it again. Thank you, Ubuntu crew!