Apertium on Ubuntu or Debian

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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
mkdir 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

Launche make


That last command may takes some minutes.

sudo make install

 cd apertium 

./configure make sudo make install

Installing tarball (tar.gz)

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


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


This documentation is partly based on the following ressources: