You can install Paintown through apt by adding a ppa created by the authors of Paintown. The ppa is on launchpad at
1. Add the PPA
# A prerequisite is having add-apt-repository, so install this package first if you don't have that command $ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties # Add PPA $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rafkind/paintown # Update apt $ sudo apt-get update
2. Install Paintown
$ sudo apt-get install paintown
The executable should end up in /usr/games.
3. Get the data from the paintown website. Goto http://paintown.org/index.php?page=download and download 'data-x.y.z.zip', whichever is the latest data-x.y.z.zip file. Currently that is
4. Unzip data directory
$ unzip data-3.6.0.zip $ ls data
5. Run paintown
If it can't find the data directory (which you just unzipped) then pass the path to the data directory.
$ paintown data /path/to/data
If this procedure fails you can always build from source.