Please read the COPYING file first.
If building from source, also read the INSTALL file (at least through the
"SUPER-SHORT VERSION") before going further.
The following packages *MUST* be installed in order for Gramps to work:
Python 2.7 or greater, Python 3.2 or greater (python version cannot be mixed)
GTK 3.0 or greater
pygobject 3.3.2 or greater
cairo, pango, pangocairo with instrospection bindings (the gi packages)
librsvg2 (svg icon view)
The following package is needed for full translation of the interface
to your language:
Translation of GTK elements to your language, with
xx your language code eg for Dutch you need
language-pack-gnome-nl. The translation of the
Gramps strings is included with the source code.
The following packages are *STRONGLY RECOMMENDED* to be installed:
osmgpsmap Used to show maps in the geography view.
Without this the GeoView will not be active, see
The package is named osmgpsmap, osm-gps-map
or python-osmgpsmap. Or obtain it from: http://nzjrs.github.com/osm-gps-map/
GraphViz Enable creation of graphs using GraphViz engine.
Without this no beautiful graphs can be created.
Obtain it from: http://www.graphviz.org
pyexiv2 Enables Gramps to manage Exif metadata embedded in your
media. Gramps needs version 0.1.3 or greater.
Obtain it from: http://tilloy.net/dev/pyexiv2/download.html
The following packages are optional
gtkspell Enable spell checking in the notes. Gtkspell depends on
enchant. A version of gtkspell with gobject introspection
is needed, so minimally version 3.0.0
rcs The GNU Revision Control System (RCS) can be used to manage
multiple revisions of your family trees. See info at
Only rcs is needed, NO python bindings are required
PIL Python Image Library is needed to convert non jpg images to
jpg so as to include them in LaTeX output
ttf-freefont More font support in the reports
gir-webkit GObject introspection data of WebKit is required for the
hidden view 'Htmlview', which allows websites to be opened in
Gramps. Users can unhide the view in the plugin manager.
A html renderer must be installed to use the view.
!! PACKAGERS, Test if on your distribution
webkit and Gramps is stable. If you obtain crashes, patch
src/plugins/view/geoview.gpr.py, so as to remove:
from gi.repository import WebKit as webkit
Required for the Graphview plugin
No longer needed in 4.0:
No longer needed in 3.3:
No longer needed in 3.2:
python glade bindings
No longer needed in 3.1:
yelp Gnome help browser. At the moment no help is shipped
The User Manual is now maintained on the gramps website,
The Gramps Project