Debian Guide (Short)

No distro-related problems reported running GNUmed under Debian/stable and Debian/testing, however some problems have been observed depending on the selection of Gnome "button themes" interfering with the display of some GUI elements, see IssuesLinux

GNUmed client

Debian is run by several people on the gnumed mailing list. It is the reference platform on which we provide recent packages and hassle-free installation for Debian/Testing (also known currently as jessie) and Debian/Unstable (also known as sid).

There are often three versions of GNUmed releases available in Debian: one in "stable", a newer one in "testing", and – if there is a newer one – it will be in "unstable". We suggest you install the package from Debian "testing" as the one from Debian "stable" is outdated relative to GNUmed's ongoing development. Your sources list (in the file /etc/apt/sources.list) will need to include sources for testing, unstable etc for example:
deb testing main

If you are not sure what version of Debian you are running, you can do in a terminal the commands uname -a which will confirm you are running Linux debian, you can do cat /etc/debian_version which will return a numeric result where 7.02 means Wheezy, sudo cat /etc/sources.list to show whether you are sourcing a possibly-mixed stable-testing-unstable setup and, in this event, see advice here if you are mixing distros.

To connect to the public server, you only need to install the gnumed-client package. If you have installed Debian 'testing', this can be as easy as:
      apt-get install gnumed-client
or (for people using Debian/stable and who had added testing sources to their /etc/apt/sources.list)
      apt-get -t testing install gnumed-client
Dependencies are taken care of by whichever package manager frontend (apt, aptitude, synaptics) you use.

Last but not least, a few individuals prefer to run the entirety of their Debian system in "unstable" sid. While we have limited experience with this to date, it had been confirmed that this had worked when using the setup in common to Debian lenny. In the past, the mailing list identified alterations required to pg_hba.conf, and the need to copy from elsewhere a gnumed-client.conf file. This information is outdated ... more at DebianGuideSid.

Upon running GNUmed from the icon/shortcut (or from the command line) a login window will appear. Proceed to the User Guide section GmManualStartingGnumed.

GNUmed server

If you want to store patient records in a local database rather than the public database for testing you need to setup a local database. Instructions on how to do that are provided here

Archival installation information is still available on the page DebianInstallers
Topic revision: 18 Jul 2013, JamesBusser
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