- Reviewed for release 9.02
These are detailed instructions for installing GearBox on Debian Linux. They are known to work for a system using Debian Testing
distribution. These instructions should also be applicable to Ubuntu/Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy). See Download and Install GearBox
for general guidelines.
Minimum version required 2.4-patch 4 (latest tested: 2.6-patch 3).
Build and install GearBox distribution.
- Download GearBox source archive and un-tar it.
$ tar -xzf gearbox-x.x.x.tar.gz
$ cd gearbox
- Configure (note the dot after cmake). The default installation directory is
/usr/local. (See below on how to customize this).
- Compile, and install.
# make install
The resultant installation tree is as follows:
- Installation Directory
The default installation directory is
. There are two options for specifying a custom install directory:
- Option 1. With
cmake. This variable is stored in CMake cache so you don't have to set this variable every time: only the first time you run cmake and when you want to change it. For example:
$ cmake -DGEARBOX_INSTALL=$HOME/gearbox .
$ cmake -DGEARBOX_INSTALL=/opt/gearbox-[VERSION] .
- Option 2. If you've changed your mind about the installation directory, you can change it at any time using
ccmake tool. Scroll down to
GEARBOX_INSTALL variable, hit ENTER to edit and type in the new installation directory. When finished, hit ENTER again, then type "c" for [c]onfigure and "g" for [g]enerate. From now on, the new installation dir will be used.
That's it! We are done.