Orca Master

José Vilmar Estácio de Souza vilmar at informal.com.br
Wed Jan 25 08:31:01 UTC 2012

Hi Robert
Here are the steps that I took to compile orca on ubuntu 11.10.
Hope that helps.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get build-dep gnome-orca
sudo apt-get install gnome-common

The next commands are necessary to update the version of python-gobject. 
Orca needs version 3.0.2 or above and ubuntu 11.10 comes with version 3.0.0.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

  git clone git://git.gnome.org/orca orca
cd orca
sudo make install

orca will be installed in /usr/local

On 01/25/2012 01:40 AM, Robert cole wrote:
> Hello, everyone.
> I am running Ubuntu 11.10 along with Orca version 3.2.1.
> I see that a lot of Ubuntu 11.10 users are happily using Orca Master
> (which I believe is version 3.3.5pre).
> About a month or more ago I asked on the Orca list how to get and build
> Orca Master from the GNOME Git repository. At that time, however, I was
> running Linux Mint 12. Someone pointed me to the Orca Wiki's
> Download/Install page [1]. I followed the instructions there, and I
> completely broke my Linux Mint 12 system. I know that the Wiki is going
> through an update process, and I (now) know that the instructions for
> obtaining Orca Master located there are out-of-date, as I believe they
> are in reference to Orca pre-GNOME 3.
> Is there an updated guide somewhere for getting and building the latest
> Orca Master branch? It does not seem like it would be that difficult (as
> the instructions on the Wiki page were explained quite well). I really
> want to try and build Orca Master again, but the right way. If there is
> an updated guide, where would I find it?
> Thanks for any help which you are able to provide.
> Take care.
> [1] http://live.gnome.org/Orca/DownloadInstall

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