Friday, April 20, 2012

Installing BlueGriffon on Fedora 16 (x64)

I'm looking to do some HTML editing in linux and, so far, the best recommended application was Quanta Plus. However, there is no support for HTML 5 DTD. Not that it is a big deal but I wanted to try another app that has HTML 5 support - BlueGriffon. I have also used BlueGriffon on Windows but not for too long, so I wanted to continue using it and see how good does it do the job.

BlueGriffon can be downloaded from here. A little problem is posed by the fact that BlueGriffon is a 32-bit application and requires 32-bit libraries. The package that needs to be installed is 'gtk2-engines-2.20.2-2.fc15.i686.rpm' and can be installed from default repositories with

yum install gtk2-engines.i686

As you can see, the package from Fedora 15 also works on v16. Note that, if you are installing 32-bit libraries, they are still accessible from default x64 repository by adding the .i686 at the end.
After some confusion with repository priorities, I got it working. The instructions are available here. The command that will install all the require dependencies is:

yum install libXt.i686 oxygen-gtk.i686 oxygen-gtk gtk2-engines.i686

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