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Install xed text editor on Buster? [Solved]

Postby debbiethekiwi » 2020-01-14 02:05

Is it possible? if so how? I've searched and find instructions for Debian 8 or 9 which leave me with unsolveable dependencies; the version of xed now on github no longer uses autogen.sh but a meson build system which I've never use before...
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Re: Install xed text editor on Buster?

Postby Chrisdb » 2020-01-14 06:11

debbiethekiwi wrote:the version of xed now on github no longer uses autogen.sh but a meson build system which I've never use before...

The install procedure seems straightforward:
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 % meson . build            # run the `configure' script
 % ninja -v -C build      # build xed
 [ Become root if necessary ]
 % ninja install -v  -C  build   # install xed


Just make sure you have 'meson' installed:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install meson


If you're not sure, you can try to build it in a chroot

btw, here's a quick guide:
https://mesonbuild.com/Quick-guide.html
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Re: Install xed text editor on Buster?

Postby debbiethekiwi » 2020-01-14 21:01

Just make sure you have 'meson' installed:

Sorry, I'm old-fashioned, gcc and make were good enough ... :wink:
plus, not intending to compile debian 'packages' I hadn't installed everthing on the build-essential list, so meson gave me dependency agony. Eventually built and installed but
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(xed:14161): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 10:20:05.521: Settings schema 'org.x.editor.preferences.editor' is not installed
Trace/breakpoint trap

running
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meson --prefix=/usr . build
wasn't sufficient, it also needed
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/usr/bin/glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/

as described at https://github.com/linuxmint/xed/issues/265
all going and happy camping now, thanks Chrisdb
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Re: Install xed text editor on Buster? [Solved]

Postby stevepusser » 2020-01-15 19:37

plus, not intending to compile debian 'packages' I hadn't installed everthing on the build-essential list


Did you think the metapackage was named build-essential for no reason?
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