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== Source ==
== Source ==
This documentation is partly based on the following ressources:
This documentation is partly based on the following resources:
*[[Using SVN]]
*[[Using SVN]]

Revision as of 14:40, 22 December 2007

There a various releases of Ubunutu :

  • Dapper Drake
  • Edgy Eft
  • Feisty Fawn

Dapper Drake

Several programs that are needed cannot be installed easily on Dapper Drake, because the version available with apt-get are too old. We suggest to install a newer version of Ubuntu as for example Edgy Eft or Feisty Fawn

Edgy Eft

This is guide to install Apertium under Ubuntu Edgy Eft, aka Ubuntu 6.10

Installing by svn

sudo su

enter your root password

apt-get install subversion g++ libxml2 libxml2-dev xsltproc flex  automake1.9 autoconf libtool 

Warning install automake1.9 and not automake Then click yes.

Wait till the packages are downloaded and installed.


Go to the root of your home directory

mkdir local
cd local/
mkdir standard unicode

svn co http://apertium.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/apertium

Go to lttoolbox directory with

cd apertium/lttoolbox

Then launch autogen.sh


Launch configure (Replace $USER by your user name)

./configure --prefix=/home/$USER/local/standard

Launch make


That last command may takes some minutes.

make install

 cd apertium 

PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/home/$USER/local/standard/lib/pkgconfig ./configure --prefix=/home/$USER/local/standard

Do not forget to replace (twice) $USER by your Ubuntu user name.

make install
cd ..

You have then to compile the language pairs that you want to use. It is the same procedure for every pair, we would give an example with apertium-fr-nl

cd apertium-fr-nl/
apertium-gen-modes modes.xml

Make a test

echo "J'ai deux frères" | apertium /home/$USER/apertium/apertium-fr-nl fr-nl

Replace $USER with your Ubuntu user name.

If you edit the linguistics data, do not forget to type "make" to update.

Installing tarball (tar.gz)

The tarball howto is not finnished yet.

Go to http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=143781&package_id=159345 and download the latest version

tar xzvf lttoolbox-2.0.3.tar.gz (or put the name of a newer version) cd lttoolbox-2.0.3/ ./configure sudo su (enter your password) make

Go to http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=143781&package_id=157932 and download the latest version (2.0.3 as of June 2007)

tar xzvf apertium-2.0.3.tar.gz (or put the name of a newer version) cd apertium-2.0.3.tar.gz ./configure


From Ubuntu's repository

An old version of Apertium is available for Feisty (http://packages.ubuntu.com/feisty/libs/apertium)

Example: installing apertium and apertium-es-ca sudo apt-get install apertium apertium-es-ca or System -> Administration -> Synaptic -> Search apertium-es-ca -> Install

From SVN

Same as for Edgy


This documentation is partly based on the following resources: