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    gpapers installation in ubuntu

    Hi,

    Recently I have been very jealous with Mac users because they have decent softwares to manage their pdf files (Papers and yep).

    I found a similar software for Linux, named gPapers.
    http://gpapers.org/

    However the installation is very complex and I got several problems in the installation of pysqlite and poppler. I am not an experienced user and tried to follow the instruction but still I am confused.

    Can someone post solutions for this problem ? Thank you.

    JL

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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    Copy & Paste the first command
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python python-glade2 python-gnome2 python-sqlite3 graphviz
    Code:
    svn checkout http://gpapers.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ gpapers
    Code:
    svn checkout http://deseb.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src/deseb gpapers/deseb
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential libpoppler2 libpoppler-dev libpoppler-glib2 libpoppler-glib-dev python-cairo-dev bzr gnome-common python-dev python-gnome2-dev python-gtk2-dev python-gobject-dev python-pyorbit-dev
    Code:
    cd poppler-0.6-experimental
    Code:
    ./autogen.sh
    Code:
    ./configure
    Code:
    make
    Code:
    sudo make install
    Copy and Paste these one at a time, If you come to an error post it and I will try to help you with it.
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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    Hi jlawrence,

    if you can give some details of what errors you have then we may be able to point where you're going wrong.

    In the mean time, if you don't want to go through the hassle, there are a couple of other reference management tools I've used that are ok:
    bibus
    jabref
    zotero (firefox extension)
    connotea (open source web based application)

    I hope that helps
    Cheers
    Rax

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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    or you can try what Het Irv posted ... guess I was a bit slow

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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies. I tried the first command set, but I got this message:

    python is already the newest version.
    python-glade2 is already the newest version.
    python-gnome2 is already the newest version.
    E: Couldn't find package python-sqlite3

    How do I install python-sqlite3 ? I tried installing python-sqlite2 as well but couldn't find it.

    If it is relatively bug free, I think gpapers is the best for now. Zotero is not that straight forward, and I think the ability to add annotation or note to the pdf will be great for Linux community.

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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    Try searching in Synaptic Package Manger for python-pysqlite2

    It looks like that package should work. Disclaimer: note the SHOULD is the previous sentence.
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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    gpapers rocks!

    thank you Het Irv. pysqlite2 works well.

    Step 3 and 6 needs to be modified, probably better for newbie, because I could not make it work unless I changed them as below:
    (change "hxxp to http")

    Step 3:
    svn co hxxp://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk/django

    Step 6:
    bzr branch hxxp://bazaar.launchpad.net/~poppler-python/poppler-python/poppler-0.6-experimental

    Anyway, gpapers needs to be improved more, if possible better than Papers or Yep.

    Regards,

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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    I am also a newbie but somehow I managed to install gpapers (I believe) flawlessly...I mean I had no errors no weird messages and so on.

    The problem is that i cant find how to run it. It doesnt appear under the applications directory and i dont know if it can be "executed" from the terminal...please help!!!!

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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    try opening the terminal and typing: gpapers

    It may be hidden in the menus, try going to System-> Prefrences -> Main Menu
    from here you may be able to find it unchecked, or hidden, and check it to show up in the menu.
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    Re: gpapers installation in ubuntu

    So, there are once again issues with the install of gPapers. Well, in particular the prerequisite of poppler-python. This has now been updated to version 0.8 in order to make use of poppler version 0.8. Unfortunately all of the versions in Ubuntu are the 0.6.x. I have been trying to figure out how to update this manually without screwing up things that depend on poppler that are already installed (pretty much a lot of things requiring pdf rendering). Furthermore, I'd like to keep xpdf after the update. Does anybody have any idea?
    (Oh and unfortunately the 0.6-experimental version is not available either).

    -Andy O'Hara

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