By Nicolas Rougier
(c) 2000-2002
Released under the GNU general public license

Documentation: installation
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Documentation - Installation

1. How to obtain gbiff ?
The most current release version in both source and binary formats can always be found at gbiff homepage: or
Go to the downloads section.

2. Requirements
Depending on the version of gbiff you want to install (GNOME or pure GTK), you will need the following:
GNOME version:   GNOME libraries, esound-devel, audiofile-devel 
GTK version:   GTK+, gtk+-devel, glib-devel, imlib-devel, esound-devel, audiofile-devel 

3. Installation of the source distribution (.tar.gz)
To compile gbiff, follow these steps:
1. Extract the source to a particular directory, say /tmp/gbiff 
2. Change directory to /tmp/gbiff 
3. Run the configure shell script type typing:
       sh ./configure
       See the distribution-specific configuration settings below.
4. Compile the source code by typing:
5. Assuming all went well in the previous step, you may install the program onto your system.
    Ensure your user has the appropriate permissions (e.g. su root) and type:
       make install
6. That's it. Enjoy! 
RedHat 6.x/7.x
 To build on a standard RedHat-based system, the following are typical configuration parameters: 
     sh ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc

GNOME build
 The GNOME build is the default build so you do not have to add options

GTK build
To build gbiff without GNOME support, you need to add the --disable-gnome flag when executing the configure script
     sh ./configure --disable-configure

Of course, you can combine all these parameters.

4. Installation of the RedHat package distribution (.rpm)
Simply type rpm -i your-biff-distribution.rpm
For example, if you want to install gbiff-3.0-1.with-gnome-support.i386.rpm simply type:
     rpm -i gbiff-3.0-1.with-gnome-support.i386.rpm