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Author Topic: installing meld on 5.9  (Read 1845 times)
sledgehammer
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« on: October 19, 2008, 05:02:26 pm »

I am having trouble installing meld on 5.9, either with the slackware package on Meld's homepage or with tar.gz.

Here is the error when I run the program:

"ImportError: could not import bonobo.ui"

I have the two libbonobo files installed, but don't see a bonobo.ui in the repositories

Here are the install instructions which come with the tar.gz download:

##
## Install
## *******
##
##Meld can be installed in two ways:
##
##   Run directly from untar directory:
##   "make" to create translations
##   Now run "./meld"
##    You can create a symlink to the executable
##   i.e. /usr/local/bin/meld -> <melddir>/meld
##
##   OR
##
##   Install into (for instance) /usr/local
##   "make prefix=/usr/local install"
##   Now run "/usr/local/bin/meld"
##
##   You can customise the install paths used here:
PYTHON ?= python
prefix := /usr/local
bindir := $(prefix)/bin
libdir := $(prefix)/lib
docdir := $(prefix)/share/doc
sharedir := $(prefix)/share
helpdir := $(sharedir)/gnome/help
localedir := $(prefix)/share/locale
localstatedir := $(prefix)/var
libdir_ := $(libdir)/meld
docdir_ := $(docdir)/meld
sharedir_ := $(sharedir)/meld
helpdir_ := $(helpdir)/meld
##
## Python Version
## **************
##
## Meld requires at least python2.3. If you need a version which
## works with python2.2 try one of the 0.9 series. 0.9.4.1 will
## work with old pygtk packages too.
##
## Dependencies
## ************
##
## At the very least you will need:
##  * pygtk-2.6.0
##  * gnome-python-2.6.0
##
## Optional:
##  * pygtksourceview 0.9 or higher
##    (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pygtksourceview)
##
## Meld will not work with earlier versions of these packages.
## Earlier versions of meld (up to 0.9.x) required only version
## pygtk and gnome-python 2.0.
##
## They are all available from your favourite gnome mirror.
## Alternatively many distributions provide binary packages.
##

Any suggestions are appreciated.  I know nothing of python but sure need something like meld.  I tried installing libbonobo 2.22 and it didn't help.  I think its probably a paths issue.

John
« Last Edit: October 19, 2008, 07:58:34 pm by sledgehammer » Logged

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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 08:23:13 pm »

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If your platform does not supply the gnome-python packages, you can install them from source. It is assumed that you have gnome2 and python2.2 development packages installed.

You did not mention these deps are they met?

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sledgehammer
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 06:13:27 am »

Thanks.

gnome-python 2.21.0 is installed from the VL repositories.  Not sure if that is same as gnome2.

Most of the python files on the repositories are installed, but not gnome-desktop. However, I see nothing called python2.2 development packages. 

I will look around tonight and see if I can find, download and install packages called gnome2 and python2.2.

I don't know much about either gnome or python.

John
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 06:26:07 am »

Look if libgsf is installed.

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sledgehammer
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 11:20:35 am »

libgsf 1.14.7 is installed.

Also, in case it might be helpful, I note that gnome-doc-utils, gnome-icon-theme, gnome-keyring, gnome-python, gnome-vfs and pygobject, pyrex, pyson, pysqlite, python and python-setuptools are installed.
 
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 09:59:31 pm »

Silly me.  I just learned that IBM Lotus Symphony has a "Diff" plugin which compares files and shows the differences in different colors.  I tried it out tonight and it works great.

I suppose that Open Office or (Star Office) has something similar.  Don't know.  And, since I can't get Meld to install right, I don't know if Symphony's Diff plugin is better than Meld.  But Diff seems to be just what my Doctor ordered.

If two's company and three's a crowd, what's four and five?. 

John
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 09:23:44 pm »

If anyone has used Meld, could we find out if it compares pdf files?  That is something that Symphony won't do.

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