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This page provides download links and instructions for installing tovid.

Use the source Edit

For platform-independent installation, you can use the source .tar.gz. First install all tovid dependencies, to prevent potential problems.

Next, download tovid-0.34.tar.gz. This tarball contains everything you need to run tovid and the GUI. Save this somewhere on your computer (for now, we'll assume it's saved in ~/Downloads/).

To extract the tarball, open a terminal window (such as XTerm, RXVT, or Konsole) and type the following commands, substituting for ~/Downloads the path where you saved the .tar.gz:

$ cd ~/Downloads
$ tar -xzvf tovid-0.34.tar.gz
$ cd tovid-0.34
$ ./setup.py build

Then:

$ sudo ./setup.py install
or
$ su -c './setup.py install'

depending on your distribution (Ubuntuers should use sudo). You will be prompted for the root password to install tovid system-wide. If you decide you don't want tovid installed anymore, run:

$ sudo ./setup.py uninstall
or
$ su -c './setup.py uninstall'

from the original installation directory (~/Downloads/tovid-0.34) as root.


Subversion Edit

If you want to get the latest code directly from the development repository, you will need to install subversion and txt2tags first. Assuming you want to put the tovid installer in ~/Downloads:

$ cd ~/Downloads
$ svn checkout http://tovid.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/tovid tovid
$ cd tovid
$ ./setup.py build
$ ./setup.py build_docs
$ ./setup.py build_tovid_init

then, as before:

$ sudo ./setup.py install
or
$ su -c './setup.py install'

You should now have the latest version installed (bugs and all!) You can keep in sync with updates by doing:

$ cd ~/Downloads/tovid
$ svn update

followed by a re-install (sudo ./setup.py install). See the SVN crash course for more about dealing with SVN. If you install from SVN, you're strongly encouraged to start hanging out with the developers on the IRC channel, or on the tovid forum, to get involved with development.

Check out the Development plans and talk page.


Platform-specific instructions Edit

Note: tovid 0.31 is very old now. Until the distribution-specific packages catch up to the latest release, it is recommended that you use subversion or the source tarball instead of the 0.31 package from your distribution.

Other available package formats (no instructions yet):

If you have created a tovid package, please become a packager and add links/instructions above.

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