I have tried following their instructions, and I always seem to get errors. Other tutorials refer to old versions of things. I am running wheezy raspian.


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Note, instead of just doing all the compiling, you would likely be able to install it with:

sudo apt-get install entangle

You may be able to download the relevant deb package from here if not - the i386 package might work...

To compile it

Basically you just need to use the instructions for Debian, and when it says run as root prefix the command with sudo - alot of the provided instructions look like they have just been made up... - These commands should work:

sudo apt-get install libtool libltdl-dev zlib1g-dev libusb-dev  libgpmg1-dev pkg-config libexif-dev libjpeg-dev doxygen graphviz libdbus-1-dev libgd2-xpm-dev wget
cd $HOME
wget http://entangle-photo.org/download/sources/entangle-0.6.0.tar.gz
mkdir build
cd build
tar xvf ../entangle-0.6.0.tar.gz
cd entangle-0.6.0/
./configure --prefix=$HOME/build/entangle-0.6.0
make install

I haven't tested them yet - the last command (make install) may need to be run as root (sudo make install).

If any errors about missing packages occur whilst running ./configure, search for the missing package with sudo apt-cache search PACKAGENAME, then install any relevant matches with sudo apt-get install PACKAGES

  • Great, thanks a lot. I will try this today and report back :)
    – user15163
    May 31, 2014 at 8:43
  • Update After installing all the missing packages, I know have an error during make. Couldn't find include GExiv2-0.4.gir
    – user15163
    May 31, 2014 at 13:10
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    Searching for it, as far as I can see it is almost definitely in a version of the package libgexiv2-dev - which version though is a bit of an issue. This package seems to have the right version, even though it is for Ubuntu (should install fine anyway)
    – Wilf
    May 31, 2014 at 18:44
  • Interesting , thanks for looking. Would it best to remove / purge the existing package?
    – user15163
    May 31, 2014 at 19:19
  • dunno, which version is it? - googling it i could find versions with GExiv2-0.10.gir, and versions without it at all... i believe the technical term for this is Dependency Hell - though this probably has not reached that stage yet :-)
    – Wilf
    May 31, 2014 at 19:35

About "GExiv2-0.4.gir" error, please check this link. It may help you http://kahverengi.com/EN/article/linux/entangle-0-6-0-install-error.html

When you try to install entangle 0.6.0, you may face an error like

"Couldn't find include GExiv2-0.4.gir"


You need to reinstall the gexiv2 as described here


Note that the configuraion option --enable-introspection.

With that option "GExiv2-0.4.gir" file is installed into the correct path and after that you can install entagle without problem.

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