How to Install Valentina on Ubuntu 22.10/22.04/20.04

Valentina is a software package for creating clothing patterns distributed according to the open-source software model. The main idea of this concept is to combine modern technologies with traditional design methods. The main feature of Valentina, which qualitatively distinguishes it from other solutions for the fashion industry, is the work with parametric patterns. This allows you to create complex pattern shapes using a set of basic parameters.

Some of features of Valentina you will find further exploring the application is a wide range of tools for pattern creation, including automatic drawing tools, freehand drawing tools, and a library of ready-made templates. Thanks to these features, Valentina has become one of the most popular software packages for fashion designers and sewing professionals.

The following tutorial will teach you how to install Valentina on Ubuntu 22.10, 22.04, and 20.04 with cli commands on the command line terminal using the LaunchPAD PPA maintained by Roman, which has the latest stable version on it at all times.

Important Notice

The following tutorial was done with a Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release, and example images were taken. Still, it was tested on Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 22.10. In the future, if Ubuntu makes any changes to break the tutorial for one of the distribution versions, please place a comment for me to investigate so I can update the tutorial.

Recommended Steps Before Installation

Before proceeding with the tutorial, ensuring your system is up-to-date with all existing packages is good.

sudo apt update

Optionally, you can list the updates for users who require review or are curious.

sudo apt --list upgradable

Proceed to upgrade any outdated packages using the following command.

sudo apt upgrade

Install Valentina on Ubuntu Linux

The best APT package manager method is to import and install the PPA by Roman.

First, install the required packages.

sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y

For users who have not previously imported a GPG key from the Ubuntu keyserver, the command line terminal will often have issues importing GPG keys from LaunchPAD PPAs because the directories are not created. This is an easy fix. Use the following command that will, in turn, generate the directories.

This can be skipped, but if you encounter an issue, just run the command and re-try.

sudo gpg --list-keys

Example output:

gpg: directory '/root/.gnupg' created
gpg: keybox '/root/.gnupg/pubring.kbx' created
gpg: /root/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created

Next, import the GPG key.

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/valentina.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 3FFE2DB7F328DA2140E14D10AB7A023CA8B77E4F

Example output:

gpg: keybox '/usr/share/keyrings/valentina.gpg' created
gpg: key AB7A023CA8B77E4F: public key "Launchpad PPA for Roman" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

Now import the APT repository using the following command. Remember, each Ubuntu version maintained will have a different repository.

Import Ubuntu 22.10 Valentina Repository:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/valentina.gpg] kinetic main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/valentina.list

Import Ubuntu 22.04 Valentina Repository:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/valentina.gpg] jammy main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/valentina.list

Import Ubuntu 20.04 Valentina Repository:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/valentina.gpg] focal main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/valentina.list

Before you continue, run an APT update to reflect the newly imported PPA.

sudo apt update

Now you can run the following command to install the application.

sudo apt-get install valentina -y

Launch Valentina on Ubuntu Linux

Launching can be done in a few ways now that you have the software installed.

First, the software can be launched using the following command.


Most desktop users may use the application icon to open the software, which can be achieved using the following path.

Activities > Show Applications> Valentina.


launch valentina on ubuntu 22.10, 22.04, 20.04 linux from applications menu.

Once open, you can begin designing your heart out. A handy feature is a multi-lingual support that should pop up on first-time use. Further information can be found on the official website.


example of valentina launched on ubuntu 22.10, 22.04, 20.04 linux multi-lingual support


valentina measurement example ubuntu 22.10, 22.04, 20.04 linux

Update Valentina on Ubuntu Linux

The best method to ensure your installation is up-to-date is to open the command line terminal and run the following command.

sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt upgrade

The command will also ensure all other packages that use the APT package manager, including your system packages, are up-to-date. I suggest that users new to Linux run this command frequently to ensure your system works as intended, even if you have automatic GUI updates or notifications.

Remove Valentina on Ubuntu Linux

Use one of the following commands to suit the original installation method for users who no longer require the application.

sudo apt-get autoremove valentina --purge -y

Next, you should remove the PPA for users who will not use the software again.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/valentina.list

The above commands work with removing all versions of Valentina on Ubuntu supported distributions.

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