Updated for Ubuntu 10.04
Wink is a great program for creating video tutorials through the use of flash animation. You can take screen captures with Wink either on-demand or on a time-delay basis and then compile those screenshots into a swf file for use in a web page. You can also add explanation boxes, buttons and titles to your presentations. If you're looking for an easy way to create a video tutorial on how to use certain software applications or perhaps even a website then you definitely want to check out Wink. Unfortunately the wink package available in the Ubuntu repository is only available for the 32-bit architecture so this guide will walk you through installing it on the 64-bit version of Ubuntu.
- First off you'll need to install the following package.
Code:sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
- The next step is to download the Wink package. Click here for a list of download locations. Select one of the listed mirrors and save the file to your desktop.
- Download the libstdc++5 package. Click here for a list of download locations. Select one of the listed mirrors and save the file to your desktop.
- Open your terminal and type the following:
Code:mkdir -p /tmp/libstdc5 dpkg --extract ~/Desktop/libstdc++5*.deb /tmp/libstdc5 sudo cp /tmp/libstdc5/usr/lib/* /usr/lib32 sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i ~/Desktop/wink*.deb sudo rm /usr/lib/wink/libexpat.so.0 sudo ln -s /lib32/libexpat.so.1 /lib32/libexpat.so.0 sudo ln -s /lib32/libexpat.so.0 /usr/lib/wink/libexpat.so.0
- Before running the program for the first time you need to make sure that all required libraries are installed.
- If none of the libraries say "not found" then you should now be able to open wink from the Applications > Graphics menu.
If any libraries are listed as not found then you may need to install additional packages or as a last resort manually extract the files from a package into your /usr/lib32 directory. You can search the Ubuntu repository for the name of the missing library. Click here to use the "Package Contents" search. Enter the name of the library you are missing and search for a package that contains it. When you've found the correct package download the i386 version and extract the missing library into your /usr/lib32 folder.
To uninstall type the following:
Code:sudo dpkg -r wink