How to Install Pinta on Manjaro Linux

Pinta is an open-source image editing tool available for free, and it has quickly become a favorite among novice and experienced users. The following tutorial will teach you how to install Pinta on Manjaro Linux using cli commands.

Recommended Steps Before Installation

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date. This will ensure no conflicts arise as best as possible during the installation.

sudo pacman -Syu

Sometimes, you may need a complete database download if you have not upgraded your Arch Linux system for a while; use the following command if the above update command does not work.

sudo pacman -Syyu

Lastly, for users that have Pamac installed, which most Manjaro desktops do, I would optionally suggest running an update; this will ensure that your Arch Linux and Manjaro packages are fully up-to-date.

sudo pamac checkupdates -a
sudo pamac upgrade -a

Troubleshooting Updating Manjaro Packages

Manjaro/Arch Linux is a rolling release; occasionally, updating packages with Pacman GPG keys can become invalid or corrupt. If both commands do not work, use the following command.

Note, this is only if you have errors updating with the first two commands above if you can skip these.

sudo pacman -S archlinux-keyring manjaro-keyring
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux manjaro

The above should work in nearly all cases, but if it does not, use the following steps as a last resort.

sudo rm -r /etc/pacman.d/gnupg
sudo pacman-key --init
sudo pacman-key --populate manjaro
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux
sudo pacman -Syvv manjaro-keyring

Then repeat the update process.

Install Pinta

Now that you have installed the yay package management helper, you can install the software using the following command.

sudo pacman -S pinta --noconfirm

Remove –noconfirm to manually go through the installation questions instead of selecting the default answers.

How to Launch Pinta

Floorp can be launched by opening the application using the following path.

Taskbar > Graphics > Pinta.

Example:

Once opened, an example of the default landing screen.

Example:

Congratulations, you installed the latest Pinta version on your system.

Additional Commands & Tips

How to Update Pinta

The best way to upgrade the software is to use the following terminal command.

sudo pacman -Syu

Alternatively, use the second command to check for updates and re-download the repository database. This is a taxing method for users with slow networks; users will fast networks, and resources will not notice too much difference.

sudo pacman -Syyu

Note it is advised to run terminal commands now and then, even if you have set up auto-updates or notifications updates using GUI methods. This will ensure your system is receiving those updates.

See also
How to Install Java 17, 11, or 8 LTS on Fedora Linux

How to Remove (Uninstall) Pinta

When you no longer want the software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

sudo -Rs pinta

Conclusion

This small tutorial has demonstrated how to install Pinta using the command line terminal method. Overall, Pinta is a great drawing paint program that is lightweight and would be popular amongst Windows users porting over that were more familiar with Microsoft Paint, for example.

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