Quick start ubuntu 12.04 - 64 bits
From RidgeRun Developer Connection
Packages to install
General utilities and RR SDK required packages
These are packages that are typically required to put your system in shape for general utilities, and also packages necessary to compile typical RR's SDKs.
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential fakeroot graphviz gdb vim openssh-server sudo apt-get install -y zip subversion git-core nfs-kernel-server nfs-common meld sudo apt-get install -y portmap xinetd tftpd tftp curl libncurses5-dev texinfo sudo apt-get install -y minicom quilt curl autoconf libcrypt-ssleay-perl quilt sudo apt-get install -y libusb-dev libexpect-perl mono-devel libgtk2.0-dev bison flex sudo apt-get install -y xclip liblzo2-dev uuid-dev python-virtualenv ia32-libs sudo apt-get install -y terminator tree doxygen vlc libdbus-glib-1-dev iftop libxml2-dev sudo apt-get install -y gstreamer-tools libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstrtspserver-0.10-dev sudo apt-get install -y libreadline-dev valac libtool libterm-readkey-perl libwww-perl sudo apt-get install -y gparted gperf libgmp-dev libgmp3-dev libmpfr-dev libmpc-dev sudo apt-get install -y imagemagick
The next packages can also be convenient, but note that they will eventually require user-interaction during the installation process, for example to confirm a User License agreement.
sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-restricted-extras
The termnet and termnetd packages are available through:
Common packages used by RR Developers
RidgeRun developers often install:
sudo apt-get install -y geany geany-plugin-addons emacs eclipse-cdt cscope hamster-indicator pidgin filezilla gimp
Using GNOME instead of Unity
This is optional, but RR developers often get rid of Unity and use the classic gnome environment:
sudo apt-get install -y gnome-panel
After installing this package, the option to choose a Gnome Classic session will appear in the login screen.
Sudo, my best friend
If you don't want sudo to ask you for the password all the time, run:
sudo sh -c "echo $USER 'ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL' >> /etc/sudoers"
After this change, you have to log out from your session for the changes to take effect.
Switch shell from dash to bash
sudo rm /bin/sh sudo ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh
Tuning bash startup script
echo "alias h='history 100'" >> $HOME/.bashrc echo "alias e='\`make env || echo ERROR: not in a top level development directory 1>&2\`'" >> $HOME/.bashrc echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/sbin' >> $HOME/.bashrc
When you're ready you can source the file:
The location /opt/ridgerun/downloads is conveniently used to hold all the packages and tarballs downloaded by the RR SDK, and is convenient because it can be re-used if you have more than one RR SDK installed in your machine.
sudo mkdir --parents /opt/ridgerun/downloads sudo chmod ugo+rwx /opt/ridgerun/downloads
Building a RR SDK
After the steps above, you can try out building your RR SDK. See the SDK User Guides for reference.
Special steps when compiling the dvsdk
Since we are in a 64-bits version of Ubuntu, we need to run the installer as 32-bit:
sudo apt-get install -y ia32-libs
Then when you are running the dvsdk installer, use the
--forcehost switch to enable the installation, for example: