GNUmed client on Ubuntu

Ubuntu Feisty, Gutsy, Hardy and Intrepid carry GNUmed. To be more specific they carry gnumed-client which is taken from the Debian repositories. Because of a strict policy and packages policies the GNUmed versions that ship with Ubuntu are most of the time outdated.

One has to add a special Ubuntu repository to have access to the recent gnumed-client and gnumed-server packages. We provide updated packages through the GNUmed team's PPA.

All repositories in an Ubuntu system are listed in the file /etc/apt/sources.lst . While you can certainly use graphical tools to change this list to add the repository it is easy using the command line

If you are not yet comfortable with the command line usage follow this excellent guide on how to add a repository on Ubuntu Linux. Look for the section on how to add custom repositories.

GNUmed client installation

In a cmd shell as user root type in the following commands: apt-get update and apt-get install gnumed-client or follow this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware to learn how to use graphical helper tools.

GNUmed startup

Choose Applications>Misc>Gnumed from the menu or simply type 'gnumed' in a cmd shell.

GNUmed Backend Installation (server and database)

Please read the basics here: DatabaseOnGNULinux?

As of Jan 2009 there now are server packages available for testing in the GNUmed team's PPA. Installing the package gnumed-server will put all files needed for running a local GNUmed database on your system.

GNUmed server installation

In a cmd shell as user root type in the following commands: apt-get update and apt-get install gnumed-server or follow this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware to learn how to use graphical helper tools.

GNUmed database creation

Once the gnumed-server package is installed there is a script available that will setup the GNUmed database inside the PostgreSQL database. Running gm-bootstrap_server as user 'root' will create a working GNUmed database in your system.

Read more about the process here. In addition to the installation process described here for Ubuntu there is information on a method that most likely works on all GNU/Linux systems.

On some systems it might be neccessary to configure PostgreSQL prior to calling 'gm-bootstrap-server' and/or starting GNUmed.
Topic revision: 02 Feb 2009, SebastianHilbert
 
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