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GNUe on Suse Linux 7.1
GNUe on Suse Linux 7.1
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 17:24:44 +1200
Hi there, my name is Michael Goebel.
I am very happy to report that GNUe works on my Suse 7.1 distribution
with kernel 2.4.0.
I tried both version 0.3.0 and the latest cvs snapshot (I couldn't find
gnue-navigator anywhere in 0.3.0).
First I have to say that the effort was well worth it. After the
installation was complete
(two days), I looked for about half an hour so at the form samples.
After that I had written my
first functional database form in less than 10 minutes. And it worked !!
I already wonder
what I will be able to do once I have actually read the documentation :)
Below is how I did it. Note that I am not a professional syadmin, and
until two days ago
I had never heard of Python or Qt or Gtk. I guess what I'm saying is
that there may well be
a better way of doing this. However, here is what worked for me:
------------------ snip ------------------
- I already had a running PostGresql 7.2.1, downloaded from
compiled from source with "configure --enable-syslog",
the server is started with the "-i" option for accepting TCP/IP
- Need Python:
Using Yast, install packages pygresql, python-curses, python-devel,
python-demo, python-gtk, python-gdbm,
python-xml, python-gnome, python-imaging (Series d, Suse
- Need mxDateTime.py from egenix:
- download + untar egenix-mx-base-2.0.3.tar.gz from
- as root: run "python setup.py install" -> installs into
- Need PyGreSQL (Postgres client interface for Python):
- Making postgres with "configure --with-python" failed because some
header files couldn't be found
- in directory postgresql-7.2.1/src/interfaces/python:
"gcc -O2 -m486 -fpic -I/usr/include/pgsql -I ../../include
-I ../libpq -I/usr/include/python2.0 -c pgmodule.c -o
- as root: "python ./setup.py install" -> installs into
- test: "python" >>> import _pg
>>> db =
>>> db.query("INSERT INTO testtable
(column1,column1) VALUES ('ping','pong')")
>>> db.query("SELECT * FROM testtable")
(must have no spaces at beginning of python
- Need wxPython (here I had to experiment for a while):
- download glib-devel from
- install with "rpm -Uvh glib-devel.rpm"
- download gtk-devel from
- install with "rpm -Uvh gtk-devel.rpm"
- download wxPython-2.3.1-1-Py20.i386.rpm from rpmfind.net
- rpm complains that libbwx_gtk-2.3.so.0 is needed by
- download wxGTK-2.3.1-2.i386.rpm from rpmfind.net
- install with "rpm -Uvh wxGTK-2.3.1-2.i386.rpm"
- install with "rpm -Uvh wxPython-2.3.1-1-Py20.i386.rpm" -> now it
- Download GNUe files from gnue.org, unzip+untar.
- as root: In each subdirectory (common, forms, ...) run "python
setup.py install" -> installs into /usr/local/gnue
- Configure GNUe:
- "cp sample.gnue.conf gnue.conf"
- "cp sample.connections.conf connections.conf",
add database section in connections.conf:
There must be no comments like "# this is the host name" or so after
otherwise I got an error "Unknown provider
'postgresql # comment'".
Also, no line "encoding=ASCII", otherwise postgres complains about
- That's it -> test it by running the forms in the sample directory.
If in GUI trouble, try passing "--debuglevel=10" as a parameter to
If in database trouble, also take a look at the postgres logfile.
------------------- snip -----------------------
> Open Questions:
> Q: What about other linuxes or other *n*x platforms?
> A: Well! What about them? Tell me!
> Some core developers use RedHat Linux, so it works. They had some
> trouble with some libraries and a fix was on the mailing list, look
> at the archive.
> If you manage to install gnue(f) on another platform please publish
> the recipe to the gnue mailing-list or as a last resort to me
> Platforms gnuef is known to work on:
> RedHat Linux
> Debian GNU/Linux
> Solaris 2.5.1
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