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Installing on older versions

Dapper Drake (6.06 LTS)

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 (6.10)

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

Installing tarball (tar.gz)

The tarball howto is not finnished yet.

Go to 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 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

Feisty (7.04)

From Ubuntu's repository

An old version of Apertium is available for Feisty (

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

Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)

There is an apertium version in ubuntu repository and you can do the same like Feisty.

Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS)

There is an apertium version in ubuntu repository. Try with Synaptic There are backports of the Apertium 3.1 packages for Hardy at pgquiles' PPA

Next releases

Try with Synaptic

Changing these howTos

I think installation had better to be divided into two ways:

  • From binary or repositories
  • From SVN

the second is quite the same for all Linux and the first will need to be divided for different Linux.--Soroush 22:56, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Recent comments

((((((((((((((((((ERROR 1))))))))))))))))))))<P>
*********************************there is no such directory lttoolbox,<BR> please provide other directions on getting this installed, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**************<BR>
what I did was just put lttoolbox folder myself manually into the apertium DIR<BR>
This allowed me to work up to point ERROR 2, further below.
cd apertium/lttoolbox

This should be fixed. - Francis Tyers 07:53, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

(((((((((((((((((((((((ERROR 2)))))))))))))))))))))))

 cd .. 
 cd apertium 

this is wrong, direction should likely be stating: return to /home/$USER/apertium (((((((((((((((((((((ERROR 2)))))))))))))))))))))))

(((((((((((((((((((ERROR 3)))))))))))))))))))))))))

This allows

PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/home/$USER/local/lib/pkgconfig ./configure --prefix=/home/$USER/local/<P>
((((((((((((((((((ERROR 3)))))))))))))))))))))))))<P>
Dead END
This should also be fixed.
If you have any more trouble, please don't hesitate to comment here, or on our irc channel or mailing list. - Francis Tyers 07:54, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Note: We have packages for Gutsy/Hardy - Francis Tyers 07:57, 19 August 2008 (UTC)