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Grig Download Info

Currently, I can only guarantee installation support for source package, although binary packages may be available from third parties. Brief installation instructions and notes are given below. Please also study the documents available in the source package.

Source Package

The latest source distribution can be downloaded from the SourceForge download area.

Unpack the source package with:

     tar -xvfz grig-x.y.z.tar.gz

Change to the grig-x.y.z directory and build grig:

     ./configure
     make
     make install

The last step usually requires you to become root, otherwise you may not have the required permissions to install grig. If you can not or do not want to install grig as root, you can install grig into a custom directory by adding --prefix=somedir to the ./configure step.

If the configure step fails with an error, examine the output. It will usually tell you which package or libraries you need in order to build grig. Please note, the you also need the so-called development packages. In many GNU/Linux systems you can just install the GNOME Development stuff, but I would recommend to just install everything if you can (except if you are running Debian ;-).

Of course, you will also need Hamlib installed and working properly on your system before you can install grig.

If you encounter any show-stoppers, feel free to ask for help, see User Support.

Debian Packages

Kamal Mostafa is kind enough to maintain debian packages for grig. The latest versions of Grig are usually available on testing and unstable. If not, you can check this page for status.

Ubuntu

There are native Ubuntu packages for grig, but they may not be quite up to date. You may want to try the ppa package instead.

Fedora Core

Grig is included in Fedora Core, see the status here.

Suse Linux

No recent info available. You can try the Fedora RPM.

Mandriva

No recent info available. You can try the Fedora RPM.

BSD

Grig is available from freshports.

Mac OS X

The source code can be built the same way as under Linux:

     ./configure
     make
     make install

This has been reported to work and, since I do not have any Mac, I can not provide any support beyond this. Sorry.

Windows

There is now a native windows build available at the download site. It should work fine on WinXP. Simply unpack the grig-win32-x.y.z.zip file, go to the bin subdirectory and read the README-win32.txt file for further info.

Needless to say, the windows build has not been extensively tested, at least not by me. If you find any bugs or strange behaviour, please submit it vie the bug tracker on the project page, or send an email to the mailing list. See User Support for more info on how to get in touch with us.