Building AbiWord from Source on Ubuntu
This is tested on Ubuntu 11.10/64 bit.
First checkout the source from the trunk.
If you are a committer,
svn co svn+ssh://<username>@svn.abisource.com/svnroot/abiword/trunk
svn co http://svn.abisource.com/abiword/trunk abiword
Change to the abiword directory, and execute the below commands.
The commonest build dependencies for AbiWord can be installed by a single command, as below.
sudo apt-get build-dep abiword
sudo apt-get install gtk+-3.0
sudo apt-get install librdf0-dev
You can optionally install Valgrind for Unit testing.
sudo apt-get install valgrind
Configuring using the provided autogen.sh.
Make and make install.
Unless changed the location or permissions, make install will require admin privileges to install to the default location.
sudo make install
Link from the lib directory,
cd /lib sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libabiword-2.9.so
Now you should be able to run abiword
This post discusses the quick and dirty way of building abiword from the source. More detailed building instructions are available in the "Compiling AbiWord" article. "Developing AbiWord on Windows using Visual C++" discusses building Abiword for Windows.