[tei-council] Help installing the TEI deb?

Kevin Hawkins kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Sun Apr 17 15:31:14 EDT 2011

I recently struggled through this only to have Sebastian point out to me 
that you can avoid using all makefiles and other install scripts if you 
use the Debian packages.  So you should just be able to install the 
packages as they are.  Looks like Stuart is the main contributor to the 
info at:


On 4/17/2011 3:27 PM, Martin Holmes wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to install the TEI deb packages, which I understand is the
> best way to get a working TEI build environment so I can test my changes
> before committing them. I've downloaded the complete TEI stuff, and I
> see two scripts in there:
> tei/xml/tei/odd/Utilities/tei-install.sh
> tei/xml/tei/odd/Utilities/tei-install-deb.sh
> If I run the first, it attempts to connect with sourceforge using
> Sebastian's logon. Even if I modify the script to use my own logon, I
> get a cascade of errors; there seems to be an assumption in the script
> that a specific directory structure exists on the local machine.
> If I try to run the second script, I get lots of errors that look like this:
> dpkg-deb: `tei-p5-doc__all.deb' is not a debian format archive
> Has anyone succeeded in getting the packages installed on Ubuntu
> recently? If so, how did you do it? (I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 [Lucid], 64-bit.)
> Cheers,
> Martin
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