Install Shutter on Ubuntu 18.10

It’s been a while since my last post so to gently get back into posting new content I will talk you through installing shutter on Ubuntu 18.10.

Shutter is a screenshot tool which was removed from the Ubuntu 18.10 repositories, the reasons for this was because the screenshot tool used Gtk2 and Perl. These packages prevented Debian from removing deprecated libraries (libgnome2-perl and libgnome2-vfs-perl) from the 18.10 repositories. Without these libraries, shutter would not work.

Shutter is still a work in progress, however, there has been little progress since 2017 with no work in the implementation of non-deprecated pearl modules or Gtk3.

The good news is that Logix created a PPA for shutter and it’s dependencies so that Shutter can still be used the full story can be found here

Add the PPA

To add the PPA simply enter the following in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/shutter

Update the package lists with:

sudo apt-get update

Finally, install shutter with:

sudo apt-get install shutter

You should should now have shutter installed ready to use on your computer.