wiki:Installation/Debian

Prerequisites for installation on Debian systems

Instructions apply to

Crossed out versions have reached  end of life, but these instructions are still valid.

Please be sure that you have the following packages installed (some of dependency packages reside in the non-free repository, so you may need to add it to apt's source list):

  • make
  • libmotif-dev
  • libc6-dev
  • tcsh
  • xterm
  • rlwrap
  • x11proto-core-dev
  • x11proto-print-dev
  • x11proto-xext-dev
  • libxt-dev
  • libx11-dev
  • xutils-dev
  • libxext-dev
  • libxpm-dev
  • xfonts-100dpi
  • xfonts-75dpi
  • nedit (Debian 5 only)

Use a package manager of your choice or execute with root privileges:

apt-get install make libmotif-dev libc6-dev tcsh xterm rlwrap x11proto-core-dev x11proto-print-dev x11proto-xext-dev libxt-dev libx11-dev xutils-dev libxext-dev libxpm-dev xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi

Additionally for Debian 5 (Lenny) only since xedit is not available:

apt-get install nedit

Now proceed with download and installation of SH/SHM.

Binary packages for Debian 4 (Etch)

Thanks to Jens Oeser from Munich university ready-to-install Debian packages are available for Intel based CPUs:

Install all downloaded files as root user:

dpkg -i libmotif3_2.2.3-2_i386.deb libmotif-dev_2.2.3-2_i386.deb motif-clients_2.2.3-2_i386.deb shm_2.4g-1_i386.deb

Please note: This SH/SHM version is outdated. If you want to use the latest version, you'll have to compile SH/SHM on your own using the motif libraries provided for Etch.

Known issues

No problems at all.