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Old 09-30-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
michaelas
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Difficulty installing OpenAstro for Ubuntu 12.04


Hi
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
ERROR

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):

wget https://launchpad.net/~pellesimon/+a...25.orig.tar.gz

tar -xzf openastro.org_1.1.25.orig.tar.gz

cd openastro.org-1.1.25.orig

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.

M
 
Old 10-01-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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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.

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Last edited by knudfl; 10-01-2012 at 10:29 AM.
 
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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... 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
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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Cool

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.
 
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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Yes. All long commands / combined commands can be executed as one command.
1)
Code:
sudo apt-get install python-all-dev python-dateutil python-rsvg python-gtk2 python-cairo imagemagick
2) And if you have the openastro folder (with the same name) in your current location:
Code:
cd openastro.org-1.1.25/ && sudo python setup.py install --prefix=/usr
etc. etc.

And you don't have to type the commands.
In Linux the "mouse middle button" will paste any highlighted text.

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Last edited by knudfl; 10-03-2012 at 03:11 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
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Thank's so much, knudfl.
I will try this and get back to you.
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