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Supported versions

Currently Jaunty (9.04) and Karmic (9.10) are supported.

Prerequisites

In order to install sugar-jhbuild, you need git-core and svn.

Installing dependencies

After installing and updating sugar-jhbuild according to the common instructions, you can use this invocation to install all dependencies automatically:

./sugar-jhbuild depscheck -s | sudo xargs aptitude -y install

Fixing RPATH (Jaunty/9.04 only)

To work around a bug in the Gnome Python bindings shipped by Jaunty (9.04), you need to issue the following commands after installing all dependencies:

sudo aptitude install chrpath
find /usr/lib/python-support/python-gnome2/python2.5/gtk-2.0 \
    /usr/lib/python-support/python-gconf/python2.5/gtk-2.0 \
    -name "*.so" | sudo xargs chrpath -d

Significant bugs

Jaunty (9.04) and Karmic (9.10) have a broken D-Bus security configuration that prevents sugar-emulator from working (because Xephyr cannot work). On all versions sugar-emulator doesn't work properly if the X server uses evdev as keyboard driver (because of a Xephyr bug).

Potential pitfalls

  • gtk-recordmydesktop may prevent sugar-emulator from working properly
  • You may have some issues with penguintv, just interrupt the pull with a CTRL+C, open a shell, repeat the command manually, and accept the certificate permanently.