[sugar] Abiword 2.6.4 on Ubuntu (was Re: Write needs your help)

Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Thu Jul 17 18:56:33 EDT 2008

I will update that page, indicating that the package upgrade for Hardy
was rejected - sorry for the confusion.


David Van Assche wrote:
> This from the abiword on ubuntu webpage
> (http://abisource.com/wiki/Install_on_Ubuntu)
> At this time, the latest version available directly from Ubuntu is an
> Ubuntu-modified 2.4.6. We are working to get AbiWord 2.6 in Ubuntu
> 8.04 "Hardy Heron"
> and adding their repo installs 2.6.4... but if you need the source
> that should work too
> I can build it without problems on my hardy system... just requires a
> lot of development library dependencies like below, you need to
> install libglib2.0-dev
> Kind Regards,
> David Van Assche
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:47 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
>>> Sorry, what I meant is that, ideally, we would be testing Write in
>>> joyride with the 2.6.4 version. As we don't have that version in
>>> joyride yet, I think the closest we can do is testing Abiword 2.6.4.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Tomeu
>> It appears that the 2.6.4 sources aren't configured to build correctly
>> on Ubuntu using configure and GNU make.
>> ./configure reports
>> configure: error: No package 'glib-2.0' found
>> (The correct name on Ubuntu is libglib2.0-0)
>> Then make says:
>> Building AbiSuite with [ABI_ROOT=/home/mokurai/tmp/abiword/abiword-2.6.4]
>> make ABI_ROOT=/home/mokurai/tmp/abiword/abiword-2.6.4 -C src
>> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mokurai/tmp/abiword/abiword-2.6.4/src'
>>    I can't seem to figure out which platform you are using.
>>    You should probably try using the autoconfiscated build system (rather
>>    than this, the deprecated and unsupported diving make system) by running
>>    configure (creating it with autogen.sh if need be) and using GNU Make.
>>    Using configure is a requirement for all known platforms that
>> aren't some form
>>    of Windows, QNX Neutrino, or MacOS X.
>> exit 1
>> make[1]: *** [fake-target] Error 1
>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mokurai/tmp/abiword/abiword-2.6.4/src'
>> make: *** [compile] Error 2
>> Does anybody have a workaround? Would someone like to fix configure to
>> work on Ubuntu? Do the makefiles need any change?
>> So far I have the old version of Write that Ubuntu offers accepting
>> and displaying Cyrillic and Greek correctly. I'll wait until I have
>> something up-to-date to test before proceeding to the other 30+
>> possibilities.
>> Kim, should we create a process for globalization QA? We need testing
>> for Amharic, Arabic, Khmer,
>> --

Ryan Pavlik

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