Prerequisites for Debian
This page shows how to install the standard dependencies of apertium (and related packages) on Debian / Ubuntu / Mint / other Debian-based operating systems.
If you don't plan on working on the core C++ packages (but only want to work on / use language pairs), you can install all prerequisites with apt-get, using User:Tino Didriksen's repository. The first line here adds this repository to apt, then we can just install the usual way:
wget https://apertium.projectjj.com/apt/install-nightly.sh -O - | sudo bash # to get the minimal dependencies for building apertium packages: sudo apt-get -f install apertium-all-dev # or, to get all dependencies for building a language from git: sudo apt-get -f install locales build-essential automake subversion git pkg-config \ gawk libtool apertium-all-dev
(Note that you have to run that first line, you should not install the apertium-related packages that are in the standard Debian/Ubuntu repos if you want to do development, these are massively out-of-date.)
If you just want to use a language pair, you can also install that with e.g.
sudo apt-get install apertium-kaz-tat.
If you want to work on a language pair, you'll have to check out the language data from SVN and compile it (but you can still skip the stuff about installing apertium/lttoolbox/apertium-lex-tools).
Otherwise, e.g. if you want to work on the core C++ packages, install their dependencies with apt-get like this:
sudo apt-get -f install subversion build-essential pkg-config gawk libxml2 \ libxml2-dev libxml2-utils xsltproc flex automake libtool libpcre3-dev zlib1g-dev
If you need vislcg3/cg-proc/cg-comp (Constraint Grammar), you should also do:
sudo apt-get -f install libboost-dev libgoogle-perftools-dev libicu-dev cmake
Once you've installed these packages, continue to Minimal installation from SVN.