GNUstep SVN 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. Wiki based, I hope this document will be the up-to-date installation guide.
Three step are needed to build and install GNUstep:
- Build the Makefile package: sets up an environment for GNUstep;
- Build core libraries;
- Minimal configuration.
svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/tools/make/trunk/ gnustep-make ./configure --prefix=/usr/GNUstep make make install
Extra configuration needed every time you use "GNUstep" from a command-line:
For Bourne compatible shells, or
For csh or tcsh.
You will need at least the core libraries in order to run most GNUstep tools and/or applications.
svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/libs/base/trunk/ gnustep-base ./configure make make install
svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/libs/gui/trunk/ gnustep-gui ./configure make make install
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.
svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/libs/back/trunk/ gnustep-back ./configure --enable-graphics=cairo --disable-glitz make make install
You may also need to install package to use default font used by GNUstep. On Debian Etch, install ttf-bitstream-vera package.