Python iView on Ubuntu

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This is the Ubuntu counterpart to my earlier post about deploying python iView on Windows (python iView homepage).

Fortunately, it is much easier than Windows, everything is achieved with a single shell script.

# Installs python-iview including all dependencies
# Script assumes /usr/bin in on the path (is with default installs)
# Brendan Graetz 20100521
# python-iview by Jeremy Visser:

#install bazaar and python library sudo apt-get install bzr sudo apt-get install python-beautifulsoup

#install dev dependencies in order to be able to compile sudo apt-get install libssl-dev sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev

#download rtmpdump source wget ~/Downloads/rtmpdump-2.2d.tgz

#compile rtmpdump & create softlink on path cd /usr/local/ tar -xzf ~/Downloads/rtmpdump-2.2d.tgz cd rtmpdump-2.2d make posix sudo ln -s pwd/rtmpdump /usr/bin/rtmpdump

#check out python iview from repository cd /usr/local/ bzr branch ./python-iview

#create softlinks on path sudo ln -s pwd/python-iview/iview-gtk /usr/bin/iview-gtk sudo ln -s pwd/python-iview/iview-cli /usr/bin/iview-cli sudo ln -s /usr/bin/iview-gtk /usr/bin/iview

The only somewhat tricky bit here is that you need to compile rtmpdump, because it does not distribute binaries (not .deb‘s anyway). For that you will need to install a couple of dependencies which are not immediately obvious: libssl-dev and zlib1g-dev.