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RE: [Bug-gnubg] compiling gnubg on Ubuntu

From: motiv4u
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] compiling gnubg on Ubuntu
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:18:00 +0200

> "motiv4u" <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > After extracting, there is an INSTALL file in the gnubg directory.
> > 
> > However, for Ubuntu (and Xubuntu, Kubuntu), following the next 
> > scenario gives you a working gnubg build.  'sudo' will be 
> > used before 
> > the commands you're used to in other linux distro's.
> It's worth noting that there is a gnubg package already in 
> Debian (and therefore probably also in Ubuntu) that I 

AFAIK the gnubg package isn't integrated in Ubuntu (yet)
But yes: .deb packages are compatible with Ubuntu/Kubuntu

> maintain, although it's a package of the 0.15 snapshot rather 
> than the current development source.
> I plan on updating to the current development source (or 
> ideally a 0.16
> snapshot) as soon as we sort out a formal position of what's 
> going on with
> GPLv3 software.

Looking forward to the 0.16 .deb package!

> If you want the trunk, the advantage of having a package 
> already in Debian is that all 
> can probably be replaced with:
>     apt-get build-dep gnubg

So for Ubuntu/Kubuntu it would be:

        sudo apt-get build-dep gnubg

> to install all the build dependencies of the existing gnubg package.
> Although you may have to separately get the right Python.
> Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             


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