Installation of pythonProp under Debian

Example Area Calculation

In this article I describe how to install pythonProp under Debian (squeeze) linux.


Installing Voacapl

Follow the instructions given in this article.

Preparing Python

In the first step we prepare the build environment:

apt-get install libgeos-dev 

apt-get build-dep python-matplotlib

Building Basemap

Now we can download and install the basemap toolkit – it is not included in Debian (squeeze):
tar xzf basemap-1.0.3.tar.gz
cd basemap-1.0.3
sudo python sdist

Building Matplotlib 

As the matplotlib version supplied with Debian (squeeze) does not work, we download and install the matplotlib manually: 
tar xzf matplotlib-1.0.0.tar.gz 
cd matplotlib-1.0.0/
python build
sudo python install

Installing pythonProp

Now we can install pythonProp manually:
tar xzf pythonprop-0.10.tar.gz
cd pythonprop-0.10
sudo make install
To see whether everything is ok, run


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