Installing GNUbik

You can download the latest version of GNUbik, or you can order it from the Free Software Foundation. Continue reading for instructions on how to build and install the program.

First there are a number of prerequisites. However, if all the necessary libraries are installed on your system, the configure script will find them. You don't have to do anything special to get gnubik to use them. The required libraries are listed at the foot of this page. Once they are installed, all you need to do is:

  1. Unpack the source:

    gzip -c -d gnubik-current.tar.gz | tar -xf -

  2. Enter the source directory:

    cd gnubik-*

  3. Configure the software:


  4. Build the software.


At this point you can use the program. If you want to install it permanently on your machine however, you need to do two extra steps:

  1. Become root:


  2. Install the software:

    make install


Before the software can be built, you need to have the following libraries installed on your system:

  • The standard C library. This is present on every system. You don't need to worry about this one.
  • The standard math library. Every system will have this one.
  • The Mesa or OpenGL libraries. If these are not installed, you will need to do so.
  • The GTK+2.0 library and headers AS WELL AS:
  • The GTK GL Extension library,

Once you've got all these on your machine, you should be able to compile as described above.