Installation on Linux

Setup and install guide for Picard under Linux. If you don't want to install third party binary packages, the source is available here.

Fedora 7, 8 and Higher

Picard is now in the official Fedora package collection:

since dependent packages PyQt4 and libdiscid are now also available in Fedora. Just install with yum

yum install picard

Currently these packages do not have support for acoustic fingerprinting because that depends on ffmpeg which isn't available in Fedora due to patent issues in ffmpeg.

ffmpeg is available from the livna rpm repository. It is necessary to install the packages ffmpeg and ffmpeg-devel, and rebuild picard from the source RPM in order to enable PUID generation within picard on Fedora.


Picard is available in the Mandriva development version Cooker in the contribs repository.

Cooker users can simply install it by running

urpmi picard 

or by selecting it in rpmdrake.