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    Install Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 w/ GUI in Jaunty 9.04

    Just spent a good chunk of my friday night (good thing I'm sick and have nothing better to do) installing the newest version of the Phoronix Test Suite. If your not familiar with this great app, read more about it here http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/

    Anyway...moving on...it seems that the newest version 1.8, which is in beta, has a GUI now. But it seemed to be a bit tricky, for me atleast to install, so I thought I would write this HOW-TO

    THIS HOWTO WAS WRITTEN FOR THE COMMAND LINE
    Applications -> Accesories -> Terminal

    1) Download

    Code:
    cd ~/
    wget http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/download.php?file=development/phoronix-test-suite-1.8.0b2
    2) Move & Extract

    Code:
    mv phoronix-test-suite-1.8.0b2.tar.gz ~/
    tar zxvf phoronix-test-suite-1.8.0b2.tar.gz
    this will have created a directory in your home, ~/phoronix-test-suite

    3) CD to directory

    Code:
    cd ~/phoronix-test-suite
    4) Install

    Code:
    sudo ./install-sh
    5) Verify

    Code:
    phoronix-test-suite version
    this should output...
    Code:
    Phoronix Test Suite v1.8.0b2 (SELBU)
    There now, Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 is installed...now onto the GUI install...the Phronix GUI requires PHP-GTK2 which is unmaintained and dated, I found out that a patch needs to be applied to get php-gtk to compile...moving on...

    1) Download & Extract

    Code:
    cd ~/
    wget http://gtk.php.net/do_download.php?download_file=php-gtk-2.0.1.tar.gz
    tar zxvf php-gtk-2.0.1.tar.gz
    2) Install required dependancies
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential php5-cli php5-dev libgtk2.0-dev libglade2-dev
    3) Download & Apply Patch

    Code:
    cd php-gtk-2.0.1
    wget http://www.opsat.net/temp/buildfix.diff
    **NOTE This patch must be DOWNLOADED via wget or whatever method, you CAN NOT copy/paste this into a file you created.

    Code:
    patch -p1 < buildfix.diff
    4) Compile

    Code:
    ./buildconf
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    5) Edit php.ini and load php-gtk module

    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/php5/cli/php.ini
    Find "Dynamic Extensions" Section and add

    Code:
    extension=php_gtk2.so
    6) Test

    Code:
    cd demos/
    php phpgtk2-demo.php
    There you have it!!! You now have the newest Phoronix Test Suite w/ GUI!!!

    Now let's add a menu entry...

    Code:
    alacarte
    Go to "System Tools" then "New Item"
    Type: Application
    Name: Phoronix Test Suite
    Command: phoronix-test-suite gui

    And there you have it folks!! ENJOY!!!

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    Re: Install Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 w/ GUI in Jaunty 9.04

    no one here into benchmarking or what? should i bother posting an install howto when this gets out of beta and released?
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    Re: Install Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 w/ GUI in Jaunty 9.04

    It just released. Did you see the comments on the Phoronix article? Micheal mentions the edit.

    Your post was a great help. I guess I missed something obvious on the PHP-GTK, like a read me file. The ./buildconf was not working. Definitely a bit tricky, as you say.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Install Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 w/ GUI in Jaunty 9.04

    Quote Originally Posted by budluva04 View Post
    should i bother posting an install howto when this gets out of beta and released?
    Wouldn't be much need for a howto once it's released as they make a .deb for it (pretty sure it's in jaunty repo's aswell, can't check at the moment as I'm not on ubuntu)

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    Re: Install Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 w/ GUI in Jaunty 9.04

    It's the new GUI that's the issue. The regular command line stuff is OK. PHP-GTK must be downloaded and compiled, and there's a patch for that, and there's a small edit that apparently is needed too.
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    Re: Install Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 w/ GUI in Jaunty 9.04

    I've installed this deb package from unofficial repositories:
    php5-gtk2

    and the phoronix test suit worked fine without compiling.
    Last edited by MKdx; April 7th, 2009 at 12:34 AM.

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    Re: Install Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 w/ GUI in Jaunty 9.04

    Thanks, I couldn't find an amd64 deb file for php5-gtk2 so its build instructions were helpful.

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    Re: Install Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 w/ GUI in Jaunty 9.04

    Didn't realise the gui needed an extra file which had to be built, thanks for the guide

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