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July 16th, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Thank you

July 17th, 2012, 01:09 AM
A new version 2.2.3 is now available. You may wish to re-test these steps and update the document.

The code in the "Download source code, open tarball, compile and install with one command" doesn't work. ( && ) I think something may have gotten lost in the translation.

However, for the sake of clarity and ease of understanding, I would recommend splitting up the "Download source code, open tarball, compile and install with one command" into separate steps.
- Download source code
- Extract tarball
- Compile
- Install

Might also be helpful if you mentioned an uninstall script if its supported (make uninstall).

July 17th, 2012, 04:36 AM
Hi Toz, I fixed the first set of commands to where they will work with precise it was really easy thanks to the great work of andrew.46 and I removed the bad parts that were put into the code during translation.

I would have seen them but I am on a small laptop at the moment and my eye sight is not the good, I usually use a 24 inch monitor with large text.
Thanks much appreciated.

July 25th, 2012, 02:23 PM
I have reformatted a little and updated for 2.2.3. Thanks for the conversion to wiki :).

July 25th, 2012, 05:00 PM
Hi andrew.46, thank you for updating the wiki with the latest version, it looks great!!!

July 25th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Well, it will be interesting. I have had my doubts about the move to the Ubuntu Wiki so I am watching with some interest developments for this Bluefish guide. Thanks again for the conversion :).

August 11th, 2012, 04:45 AM
I must say that as well as the usual bug fixes and improvements Bluefish 2.2.3 looks much nicer than the previous version :).

August 13th, 2012, 06:20 AM
In the world's smallest improvement to the wiki guide I have altered the checkinstall syntax to clean up the installation of the docs.

August 13th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Nice work! thanks for keeping the wiki updated!

August 13th, 2012, 11:37 PM
Nice work! thanks for keeping the wiki updated!

andrew.46 is gone now, but I intend to continue at least some of his work :).

September 5th, 2012, 02:56 AM
I should not have followed these instructions!! I misunderstood completely -- thinking that when I read

This following code block(s) downloads, compiles and install(s) Bluefish 2.2.3. Checkinstall builds a neat package that integrates into the Ubuntu package management system:that all I would need to do afterwards was type "bluefish" and I would be off to the races without the configuration file error I kept getting from the version I had installed from the Ubuntu repository.

(Though I could not read all of the pages and pages of text generated in terminal, I did not see any major error notifications; the install claimed to have been successful, despite passing a few deprecated packages along the way.)

I suspect I am going to have to reinstall Ubuntu to get rid of all these packages I downloaded and remove whatever it is that is tricking Ubuntu Software Center into thinking I have a version of "bluefish" installed? But as a thorough newbie, I thought I would at least ask if I am missing something blatantly obvious before trying sudo apt-get remove bluefish or a reinstall. I was so looking forward to working tonight; this will teach me to try to go outside the repositories to get around a missing config file that didn't prevent my little blue fish from working swimmingly.

I have looked at the INSTALL and the README pages (I did try typing "bluefish-unstable" to no avail), but must admit, I'm a clueless newbie, having never compiled a program before...

Is there an undo button somewhere? :lolflag: