HOW TO INSTALL DIA DIAGRAM EDITOR (DIA EDITOR) IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A OPEN SOURCE VISIO ALTERNATIVE FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install dia diagram editor in Ubuntu 16.04. dia editor is a open source graphic design and editing application and a nice open source visio alternative for Linux. Dia editor is mainly designed for professional graphic designers and it’s an user friendly and light weight application which consumes less memory. Dia can be used to draw different type diagrams like Circuit diagrams, network Layouts…etc..This application was written by Alexander Larsson using C programming language and released under General Public License (GPL).
Now let’s have a look at features of dia diagram editor (dia editor) :
- Dia diagram editor is a cross platform application available for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- There are so many Shapes & Symbols are available in this application to draw the diagram easily.
- Supports multiple languages i.e. English, Polish, Macedonian, Romanian, Chinese, Lithuanian, Marathi and many more.
- Supports various diagram and image formats i.e. cgm, eps, png, wmf, jpeg and many more.
For more information on dia diagram editor open source visio alternative app you can visit the official website.
Follow the below steps to install dia diagram editor (dia editor) in Ubuntu 16.04 – a open source visio alternative for Linux
Before start the installation of dia diagram editor (dia editor) we have to update the Packages & Repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
After updating the Packages & Repositories now we are ready to install the dia open source visio alternative application. For that we don’t have to install any 3rd party PPA repository as it’s an part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04.
So let’s go ahead and install the dia diagram editor package using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install dia # Install Dia Package Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libqjson0 mencoder Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following additional packages will be installed: dia-common dia-libs dia-shapes gsfonts-x11 python-cairo python-gobject-2 python-gtk2 Suggested packages: python-gobject-2-dbg python-gtk2-doc The following NEW packages will be installed: dia dia-common dia-libs dia-shapes gsfonts-x11 python-cairo python-gobject-2 python-gtk2 0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 315 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 5,519 kB/5,536 kB of archives. After this operation, 28.1 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
As you can see above we have successfully installed the dia diagram editor (dia editor) package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l dia # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii dia 0.97.3-1 amd64 Diagram editor
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Now to open the application just type the command dia on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ dia # Open the dia editor open source visio alternative
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To uninstall the dia open source visio alternative use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r dia-shapes # Uninstall the dependency Package first (Reading database ... 186776 files and directories currently installed.) Removing dia-shapes (0.6.0-1) ... elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r dia # Then uninstall the Dia Package (Reading database ... 185798 files and directories currently installed.) Removing dia (0.97.3-1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
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