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Alexis Jeandet, 30/03/2014 05:30 PM

# Linux setup¶

Please note that SocExplorer is still under development, so things are supposed to move, it can fail to build sometimes or be buggy.

Note also that we recently change from Qt4 to Qt5 so all the new SocExplorer code will be written for Qt5.

## Prerequisites¶

All the next steps can be distribution dependent SocExplorer development is done on Fedora 19 and 20, but is should work with any other one, feedback are welcome!

• First you need a working linux machine with:
• Qt5 sdk installed on it plus all the developments packages for Qt. Remember also to install modules such as QtWebkit.
• Then you need to install PythonQt, a modified version for SocExplorer can be downloaded here
• To install PythonQt you just have to extract it somewhere, then from a terminal run:
  qmake-qt5
make
sudo make install


## Building SocExplorer¶

• To build SocExplorer, once PythonQt is correctly build and installed you can get SocExplorer source code from code repository with this command:
  hg clone https://hephaistos.lpp.polytechnique.fr/rhodecode/HG_REPOSITORIES/LPP/INSTRUMENTATION/SocExplorer SocExplorer


You will get a SocExplorer directory with all the source code inside. To build it you just have to run:
  cd SocExplorer
qmake-qt5
make  #note that to speedup the make step you can use "make -j N" to parallelize on N process(replace N with the number of cores you have).


• Now you can install SocExplorer, it will install the SocExplorer binary plus some libraries and desktop icon in your system, just run:
  sudo make install
#this doesn't install the registers xml description file.
mkdir -p ~/.SocExplorer/config
cp ressources/Grlib.xml ~/.SocExplorer/config/Grlib.xml

Affected folders are:
• /usr/bin for SocExplorer executables.