Artful: Inkscape depending old libgtkmm & libgdkmm

Frans van Berckel fberckel at
Fri Jul 21 08:48:32 UTC 2017

Dear Devel Team,

I installed on Ubuntu Artful the Inkscape package. If I wanne start it
from the prompt, it does dependencies error's ...

# inkscape

inkscape: error while loading shared libraries:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

# ldd /usr/bin/inkscape |grep 'not found' => not found => not found

# ls /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtkmm*


# ls /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdkmm*

The Debian Inkscape control file does ...

line 24 libgtkmm-2.4-dev,

... the control file does not call libgdkmm.

What's needed firing up Inkscape? Will a simple Artful patch and
rebuild solve the issue?

And are there other packages depending libgtkmm & libgdkmm 2.4?


Frans van Berckel

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