SiSU is developed on Debian, and packages are available for Debian that take care of the dependencies encountered on installation.
The package is divided into the following components:
*sisu*, the base code, (the main package on which the others depend), without any dependencies other than ruby (and for convenience the ruby webrick web server), this generates a number of types of output on its own, other packages provide additional functionality, and have their dependencies
*sisu-complete*, a dummy package that installs the whole of greater sisu as described below, apart from sisu-examples
*sisu-pdf*, dependencies used by sisu to produce pdf from LaTeX generated
*sisu-postgresql*, dependencies used by sisu to populate postgresql database (further configuration is necessary)
*sisu-remote*, dependencies used to place sisu output on a remote server (further configuration is necessary)
*sisu-sqlite*, dependencies used by sisu to populate sqlite database
*sisu-markup-samples*, sisu markup samples and other miscellany (under Debian Free Software Guidelines non-free)
deb http://www.jus.uio.no/sisu/archive unstable main non-free
deb-src http://www.jus.uio.no/sisu/archive unstable main non-free
The non-free section is for sisu markup samples provided, which contain authored works the substantive text of which cannot be changed, and which as a result do not meet the debian free software guidelines.
On Debian there is little more to know beyond how to install software on Debian using apt, aptitude or synaptic.
aptitude install sisu-complete sisu-markup-samples
apt get install sisu-complete sisu-examples
A source tarball or an rpms built using alien are available, (however dependencies have not been tested). SiSU is first packaged and tested with dependency handling for Debian. 949 Information on dependencies configured for Debian is provided as this may be of assistance.
installation with provided install script
To install SiSU, in the root directory of the unpacked SiSU as root type: 950
Once installed see man 8 sisu for information on additional programs that sisu makes use of.
Further notes on install script.
The install script is prepared using Rant, and a Rantfile is provided, 951 with more comprehensive install options, and post install and setup configuration and generation of first test file, if you have installed Stefan Lang's Rant 952 installed. While in the package directory, type: rant help, or rant -T, or to install SiSU as root, type:
*install* is an install script prepared using Stefan Lang's Rant 953 It should work whether you have previously installed Rant or not. It has fairly comprehensive install options, and can do some post install and setup configuration and generation of first test file. For options type:
ruby install -T
To install as root type:
For a minimal install type:
ruby install base
installation with setup.rb
ruby setup.rb config && ruby setup.rb setup && sudo ruby setup.rb install
installation of rpm
The RPM is generated from the source file using Alien. 957 Dependencies are not handled, not even that of the essential Ruby.
949. Notes on dependencies are provided in the section that follows
950. This makes use of rant and the provided Rantfile. Note however, that additional external package dependencies, such as tetex-extra are not taken care of for you.
951. a Rantfile has been configured to do post installation setup
955. Minero Aoki
956. Installation instructions
Eric von Hippel
Erik S. Raymond