[SOLVED] any way to install latest PSPP

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[SOLVED] any way to install latest PSPP

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is there any way to install latest version of PSPP on mint LMDE?

latest version in repos is 0.6.2 which doesn't have all the functions latest PSPP does.
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Re: any way to install latest PSPP

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You could download the source and compile it. There seems to be comprehensive instructions at http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/get.html (see the INSTALL link).
Something that may help you is to enable the source repository in /etc/apt/sources.list (the one starting with deb-src), and run

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apt-get update && apt-get build-dep pspp
This will install the build dependencies for the version of pspp in the repository. Then you check the INSTALL file and see if something else is missing (maybe not).
You can ask for further help, in case you get stuck, here or at the debian users forum or even with the author himself.
Make sure you read the FAQ and the documentation for PSPP.
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Re: any way to install latest PSPP

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Re: any way to install latest PSPP

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klimecrawler and secipolla, thank you for replying. However i failed to install pspp 'cause I'm not tech savvy (am noob) enough for this way of installing, so I'll wait for it to appear in repos.
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Re: any way to install latest PSPP

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The newest stable release is pspp-0.6.2.tar.gz.sig 11-Oct-2009 16:39 543, which is the same version in Testing and sid.

http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/gnu/pspp/

You can grab the developmental version from http://pspp.benpfaff.org/~blp/pspp-0.7.5.tar.gz
Just follow the Install file to build and install it, although you might want to use checkinstall for the install step rather than just using make install.


It is actually pretty easy to build a debian package from source.
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-h ... ng.en.html

$ sudo apt-get build-dep pspp
$ apt-get source pspp (You need a deb-src line in your sources.list for this step)
$ apt-get -b source pspp
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Re: any way to install latest PSPP

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craigevil wrote:The newest stable release is pspp-0.6.2.tar.gz.sig 11-Oct-2009 16:39 543, which is the same version in Testing and sid.

http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/gnu/pspp/

You can grab the developmental version from http://pspp.benpfaff.org/~blp/pspp-0.7.5.tar.gz
Just follow the Install file to build and install it, although you might want to use checkinstall for the install step rather than just using make install.


It is actually pretty easy to build a debian package from source.
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-h ... ng.en.html

$ sudo apt-get build-dep pspp
$ apt-get source pspp (You need a deb-src line in your sources.list for this step)
$ apt-get -b source pspp
craigevil, I think I managed to install pspp using first method, but it doesn't start:

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 psppire
psppire: error while loading shared libraries: libpspp-0.7.5.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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Re: any way to install latest PSPP

Post by vooid »

OK PSPP now works but I have no idea how it got to get it allright (maybe a restart did it?). Anyway it's fine now.
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