GNUstep SVN Installation Guide

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-This page is a step-by-step "How-to compile the latest svn version of GNUstep". It's mainly a short summary of different documents available. Wiki based, I hope this document will be the up-to-date installation guide.+This page is a step-by-step "How-to compile the latest svn version of GNUstep". It's mainly a short summary of different documents available.
-== Introduction ==+<b>NOTE:</b> Instruction on installing GNUstep on Windows are available at [[Installation on Windows]].
-Three step are needed to build and install GNUstep:+
-* Build the Makefile package: sets up an environment for GNUstep;+
-* Build core libraries;+
-* Minimal configuration.+
 +== Prerequisites ==
 +Make sure to have the libraries mentioned as [[Dependencies]] installed &ndash; from their specific web sites or using your packaging system. (Note that some distributions/variants put header files into separate *-dev or *-devel packages. In this case these must be installed, too!) You may also want to have a look at the article [[Platform compatibility]] for notes on your platform.
 +
 +==Download==
 + svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/modules/core
 +See also [[Using Subversion]].
 +
 +Or use git to check out each core component separately. E.g. for make:
 + git svn clone http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/tools/make/trunk make
== Makefile Package == == Makefile Package ==
 +You should install these packages as root.
<pre> <pre>
-svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/tools/make/trunk/ gnustep-make+sudo
-./configure --prefix=/usr/GNUstep+</pre>
 +Now, start with the Makefile Package.
 +<pre>
 +cd core/make
 +./configure
make make
make install make install
</pre> </pre>
 +For configurations options see <code>./configure --help</code>. For example <code>./configure --with-layout=fhs</code> enables a more FHS-conformable filesystem layout. <code>./configure --prefix=MYPATH</code> will install into MYPATH instead of the standard /usr/GNUstep. Typical options are / (into root directly, as NeXT or Apple do), /usr/local/GNUstep, /opt/GNUstep.
Extra configuration needed every time you use "GNUstep" from a command-line: Extra configuration needed every time you use "GNUstep" from a command-line:
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For csh or tcsh. For csh or tcsh.
-== Core Libraries ==+== Base/Foundation Library ==
-You will need at least the core libraries in order to run most GNUstep tools and/or applications.+
- +
-=== Base/Foundation Library ===+
<pre> <pre>
-svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/libs/base/trunk/ gnustep-base+cd core/base
./configure ./configure
make make
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</pre> </pre>
-=== GUI/AppKit Library ===+== GUI/AppKit Library ==
<pre> <pre>
-svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/libs/gui/trunk/ gnustep-gui+cd core/gui
./configure ./configure
make make
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</pre> </pre>
-=== Backend Library ===+== Backend Library ==
-The most stable GNUstep backend currently is the one dependent on libart, but is no longer actively developed. The libcairo has become the official backend but is still unstable.+The most stable GNUstep [[backend]] currently is the one dependent on libart, but is no longer actively developed. The libcairo has become the official backend but is still unstable.
<pre> <pre>
-svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/libs/back/trunk/ gnustep-back+cd core/back
-./configure --enable-graphics=cairo --disable-glitz+./configure --enable-graphics=cairo #for standard backend leave this line out
make make
make install make install
</pre> </pre>
-== Minimal configuration ==+<!-- put this into platform:linux or sth! == Minimal configuration ==
-You may also need to install package to use default font used by GNUstep. On Debian Etch, install <tt>ttf-bitstream-vera</tt> package.+You may need to install package to use default font used by GNUstep. On Debian Etch, install <tt>ttf-bitstream-vera</tt> package. -->

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This page is a step-by-step "How-to compile the latest svn version of GNUstep". It's mainly a short summary of different documents available.

NOTE: Instruction on installing GNUstep on Windows are available at Installation on Windows.

Contents

Prerequisites

Make sure to have the libraries mentioned as Dependencies installed – from their specific web sites or using your packaging system. (Note that some distributions/variants put header files into separate *-dev or *-devel packages. In this case these must be installed, too!) You may also want to have a look at the article Platform compatibility for notes on your platform.

Download

 svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/modules/core

See also Using Subversion.

Or use git to check out each core component separately. E.g. for make:

 git svn clone http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/tools/make/trunk make

Makefile Package

You should install these packages as root.

sudo

Now, start with the Makefile Package.

cd core/make
./configure
make
make install

For configurations options see ./configure --help. For example ./configure --with-layout=fhs enables a more FHS-conformable filesystem layout. ./configure --prefix=MYPATH will install into MYPATH instead of the standard /usr/GNUstep. Typical options are / (into root directly, as NeXT or Apple do), /usr/local/GNUstep, /opt/GNUstep.

Extra configuration needed every time you use "GNUstep" from a command-line:

. /usr/GNUstep/System/Library/Makefiles/GNUstep.sh

For Bourne compatible shells, or

. /usr/GNUstep/System/Library/Makefiles/GNUstep.csh

For csh or tcsh.

Base/Foundation Library

cd core/base
./configure
make
make install

GUI/AppKit Library

cd core/gui
./configure
make
make install

Backend Library

The most stable GNUstep backend currently is the one dependent on libart, but is no longer actively developed. The libcairo has become the official backend but is still unstable.

cd core/back
./configure --enable-graphics=cairo   #for standard backend leave this line out
make
make install