RawTherapee on Debian

The world of digital photography has always been a bit tricky for Linux addicted people. Let’s skip the shame of Gimp, which after years of user’s pleas is not yet able to process images in a colour depth higher than the shitness of 8bit for channel, one of the humps is digital cameras RAW files process.

It’s true: the software provided with cameras have often options for raw files process very advanced and specific of format. However, most of the time the changes made are the ones supported by third parties programs that are able to process RAWs.

Dcraw and ufraw are two first-rate free software for accomplish this task, but in my honest opinion they lack about features and usability.

Recently I found RawTherapee, also available for Windows. Wonderful!

It combines files RAW conversion tool with an images browser, which will allows you to do your ordinary natural selection to establish which ones are the photos it worths to process and publish. The only downside is the lack of a recent version into the Debian repositories. I brushed up my old backreporter skills and so I updated the control files of the old package to produce a new one.

In the attachments you can found ready to use packages for Debian Squeeze and testing.

How to install the package

You can install the package using this command:

 

dpkg -i rawtherapee_xxx.deb rawtherapee-data_xxx.deb

 

If you use Wheezy, you don’t need the “data” package, because the old package had everything into one package.

If application dependencies had not been installed yet, we’re able to ask apt to solve the problem:

apt-get install -f

Update Jessie

Data package

rawtherapee-data_4.2.814-1kbyte1_all.deb

Generic CPU

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

AMD Athlon64

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

AMD PhenomX4

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

Intel Core2

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

Intel Core i7

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

Update Sid/Testing

Data package

rawtherapee-data_4.2.814-1kbyte1_all.deb

Generic CPU

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

AMD Athlon64

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

AMD PhenomX4

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

Intel Core2

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

Intel Core i7

rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.814-1kbyte1_i386.deb

Update Wheezy

Rawtherapee requires a newer gcc compiler not available in the distribution. This will be the last update.

Generic CPU

rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_i386.deb

AMD Athlon64

rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_i386.deb

AMD PhenomX4

rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_i386.deb

Intel Core2

rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_i386.deb

Intel Core i7

rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
rawtherapee_4.2.579-1kbyte1_i386.deb

3 comments:

  1. # echo ‘deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rawtherapee/Debian_8.0/ /’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    # apt-get update
    # apt-get install rawtherapee
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    rawtherapee : Depends: libjpeg8 (>= 8c) but it is not installable
    Depends: libtiff4 (> 3.9.5-3~) but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    # apt-get install libjpeg8

    Package libjpeg8 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘libjpeg8’ has no installation candidate
    # apt-get install libtiff4

    Package libtiff4 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘libtiff4’ has no installation candidate

    # cat /etc/debian_version
    8.2

  2. # dpkg -i ./rawtherapee_4.2.231-1kbyte1_amd64.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package rawtherapee.
    (Reading database … 129226 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack …/rawtherapee_4.2.231-1kbyte1_amd64.deb …
    Unpacking rawtherapee (4.2.231-1kbyte1) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of rawtherapee:
    rawtherapee depends on libatkmm-1.6-1 (>= 2.22.1); however:
    Package libatkmm-1.6-1:amd64 is not installed.
    rawtherapee depends on libcairomm-1.0-1 (>= 1.6.4); however:
    Package libcairomm-1.0-1 is not installed.
    rawtherapee depends on libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a (>= 1:2.24.0); however:
    Package libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a:amd64 is not installed.
    rawtherapee depends on libpangomm-1.4-1 (>= 2.27.1); however:
    Package libpangomm-1.4-1:amd64 is not installed.

    dpkg: error processing package rawtherapee (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.0.2-5) …
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) …
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    rawtherapee

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