Difficulty installing OpenAstro for Ubuntu 12.04
I am a Linux Newbie. I just installed Ubuntu v 12.04.1, having tried out Suse Linux back in 2008. Currently using Windows 7, and wanting to get away from it.
I am trying to install Open Astro v 1.1.25 http://www.openastro.org/?Download
I have managed to download the software (I think), as the file is in the Software Center, but am unclear about how to install it.
When I tried opening through the Ubuntu Software Center (double click on the file) I get a page describing the openastro features, with the following message:
Dependency is not satisfiable: python 2.6
On the Astro download page, under Ubunto, it lists three links, for Maverick, Natty, and Oneiric. Since I have Ubuntu v 12.04, I wasn't sure which to pick, so I clicked on Oneiric (under I-386, with the other two choices being AMD 64, and LPLA), I have an AMD processor, but it is not 64 (32 I think). Anyway, I went to the Terminal and typed in the following commands listed at the bottom of the download page (see openastro link above):
tar -xzf openastro.org_1.1.25.orig.tar.gz
sudo ./setup.py install
It seemed to download everything fine, and then I found the file on the software page when I searched for it, and it was also in my dash folder. But then I got the error message.
Is Python the problem?
Anyone know where I can go from here?
Thanks for your help.
Hope this is the right forum. Sorry if it's not.
Welcome to LQ.
sudo apt-get install \
python-all-dev python-dateutil python-rsvg python-gtk2 python-cairo imagemagick
cd openastro.org-1.1.25/ && sudo python setup.py install
... But the data files are installed to a wrong location (/usr/local),
so this is a solution :
1) sudo cp -a /usr/local/share/openastro.org/ /usr/share/
2) sudo cp -a /usr/local/share/swisseph/ /usr/share/
P.S. : Same issues with Debian Wheezy (Ubuntu is a Debian clone),
but no issues on other OS's with Python2.7, e.g. Fedora 17.
... Later : I found the right syntax for installing to /usr/ .
( Not sure what happened, when I tried 2 hours ago.)
It's as simple as : sudo python setup.py install --prefix=/usr
Wow, thanks for replying. That's tons more than one of the "other sites" did.
Sorry. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I'm not 100% sure what you said in both your posts, knudfl.
Am I to insert these into the terminal as written?
Not sure of which order to do things in.
I wouldn't mind just a little more newbie translation.
I appreciate your reply. makes me feel hopeful here. :Pengy:
Post # 4
Yes. All long commands / combined commands can be executed as one command.
And you don't have to type the commands.
In Linux the "mouse middle button" will paste any highlighted text.
Thank's so much, knudfl.
I will try this and get back to you.
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