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Ubuntu Installation Instructions

Apparently Ubuntu 11.04 also comes with broken wxWidgets or broken Wx. see here too

Please follow the instructions below to manually install (again) the wx related modules. Probably the best way is to use local::lib so your installation won't interfere with the system installation.

If you have upgraded to natty(11.04) from mavrick(10.10),

  • to install the wx library files you can
    $sudo apt-get install libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0 libwxbase2.8-dev libwxgtk2.8-dev
  • you can check the library files are installed with
    $ dpkg -l |grep -i libwx |awk '{ print $2 }'
  • you will need to reinstall WX.
    $sudo cpan
    cpan[1]> force install Wx
    Going to read '/root/.cpan/Metadata'
      Database was generated on Wed, 04 May 2011 04:32:25 GMT
    Running install for module 'Wx'
    Running make for M/MB/MBARBON/Wx-0.98.tar.gz
    Fetching with LWP:

Installation using the Package Manager

Ubuntu 10.10 contains Padre 0.63, Ubuntu 10.04 contains Padre 0.50

sudo apt-get install padre

Because of a packaging error, padre does not work out of the box on Ubuntu 10.10. One possible workaround is to install wx-perl from CPAN:

sudo cpan Alien::wxWidgets
sudo cpan Wx

Use apt-cache to find out which plug-ins are available:

apt-cache -n search padre

On Ubuntu 10.04, you can install the following plug-ins:

sudo apt-get install libpadre-plugin-css-perl libpadre-plugin-html-perl libpadre-plugin-spellcheck-perl libpadre-plugin-xml-perl libpadre-plugin-autoformat-perl libpadre-plugin-vi-perl libpadre-plugin-nopaste-perl

Installation from CPAN

This was checked for Ubuntu 9.04 and 10.10 but it should work for later versions as well.

  • Install required development packages
    sudo apt-get install libwxgtk2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-dev libwxbase2.8-dev libwxbase2.8-0 g++
  • download and setup local::lib ( )
    # in your $HOME
    cd $HOME
    perl -v
    # This is perl, v5.10.1 (*) built for i686-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    # This is called system perl
    # Install local::lib into your $HOME
    tar xfz local-lib-1.006007.tar.gz
    cd local-lib-1.006007/
    perl Makefile.PL --bootstrap
    make test && make install
    cd $HOME
    # Add local::lib to your .bashrc
    echo 'eval $(perl -I$HOME/perl5/lib/perl5 -Mlocal::lib)' >>~/.bashrc
    # Optional step if you do not want to close your terminal
    eval $(perl -I$HOME/perl5/lib/perl5 -Mlocal::lib)
    # Optional: remove local::lib folder
    rm -rf local-lib-1.006007
  • configure the cpan client setting the prerequisite_policy to 'follow' and to add a CPAN server in the urllist:
    • cpan
    • conf prerequisites_policy follow
    • conf urllist
    • conf save
  • cpan App::cpanminus
  • cpanm Alien::wxWidgets
  • cpanm Wx
  • cpanm Padre

There are certain places where is still asking for confirmation "is just needed temporarily during building or testing. Do you want to install it permanently (y/n) [yes]".

This can be eliminated by setting build_requires_install_policy to 'yes' in the CPAN client:

  • conf build_requires_install_policy yes
  • conf save

Still Not Working?

Following the instructions on this page did not lead to a successful installation?

Contact us.

We will do our best to help you. By letting us know that something does not work you will help us, too. When we know about it, we can improve this documentation and Padre itself.