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Getting Shotwell to work correctly on Linux Mint or Ubuntu Gnome

posted Oct 25, 2014, 7:50 AM by Joe Bieber   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 12:02 PM ]
Using Shotwell was nice on Ubuntu 14.04. I was able to easily post photos to PicasaWeb and Facebook. When I switched to Ubuntu Gnome, the online account system was broken and I could not get Shotwell to publish photos. I also tried Shotwell on Linux Mint 17 and same scenario. Here's how I fixed it.

Completely remove Shotwell

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge shotwell*

Add Yorba's repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update

Then install Shotwell

$ sudo apt-get install shotwell

If no errors, your done.