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Running a development version of Gramps

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Running a development version of Gramps

The following describes one possible scenario for getting the latest development version of Gramps running:

  • install a recent version of Ubuntu, such as 7.04
    (Beyond the scope of this article, but VirtualBox and VMWare provide a great and relatively easy solution to getting an independant and/or clean build environment.)
  • install some basic build tools
sudo apt-get build-essential
  • install a text editor if you plan on modifying the Gramps source
sudo apt-get sourcenav
  • create a directory for the Gramps source
cd ~
mkdir gramps
cd gramps
  • get the latest copy of Gramps
sudo apt-get subversion
svn co https://gramps.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/gramps/trunk
  • get ready to build Gramps
cd trunk
  • if you get a failure about gnome-common, install it:
sudo apt-get install gnome-common
  • if you get a failure about glib-gettext.m4, install it:
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev
  • build Gramps
  • run Gramps
python2.5 src/gramps.py

At this point, any time you want to update to the latest version of Gramps, simply run:

cd ~/gramps/trunk
svn update
python2.5 src/gramps.py