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Old 02-22-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Need help installing NAFE - Not Another Font Editor, in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install this program on the latest Ubuntu.

I've extracted the tar and tried 'make all', but the commands txt2psf and psf2txt don't work after that. It looked like it worked, but I have no way to run anything. After installing, 'txt2psf file1 file2' still won't work. It says psf2txt is an unknown command or something.

'./configure' doesn't do anything and 'install' doesn't do anything. Can someone do it and walk me through this?
Old 02-23-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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First, I guess you have checked there is no pre-built package. This could save you a lot of trouble, especially if the package has complex dependencies.

Otherwise, after successfully running 'make', you need to run 'make install' as root. Or since this is Ubuntu, maybe just 'sudo make install'. Typically this copies the necessary files to /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/lib. If /usr/local/bin is listed in your PATH variable (run 'echo $PATH', to see) the commands should then work.

Alternatively you try just cd'ing to the directory containing txt2psf and running it as ./txt2psf file1 file2.
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The nafe tarball does not have a configuration file, so it would be rather surprising if ./configure would have some result. The purpose of ./configure would be the creation of a Makefile. Nafe provides it's own Makefile - a very simple one, actually. 'make all' and 'make' have the same effect, because the 'all' branch is the first and default one.

Making nafe gives a few warnings about implicit declaration, but otherwise it compiles the binaries.

The Makefile does NOT have any 'install' branch, so you will have to copy the two binaries to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin by yourself (needs root privileges to do so).

To run the executables within the build directory type ./psf2txt or ./txt2psf
a simple psf2txt or txt2psf will not do, for valid system security reasons on UNIX systems.


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