Talk:Installing RepRap on your computer

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"To work with the Java source code you will need the system-dependent libraries that RepRap uses. Those are in the directory Reprap/lib/system-dependent/. You will need to copy (or create links to) the .so files (Linux) or the .dll files (Windows) in there to the place in the Java system where these are stored."

"The place in the Java system where these are stored"? Where is that? It would be wonderful if there was some kind of clearer hint as to how this is accomplished.--Jbayless 03:28, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

  • I added these missing instructions as needed to get it to compile on my own (Windows) machine. It'd be great if someone on Linux could also check that the instructions work for them too! =)--Jbayless 06:42, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Here is Jonathan Marsden's personal package archive with the RepRap Debian/Ubuntu packages:

You can install them on an Ubuntu machine with the following commands.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jmarsden/reprap && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install reprap-mendel-host reprap-mendel-electronics reprap-mendel-firmware reprap-mendel-mechanics reprap-utils

You also probably need to add a udev rule to access the communication port.

echo 'SYSFS{idVendor}=="0403", SYSFS{idProduct}=="6001", MODE="666"' | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/sanguino-usb.rules > /dev/null

To get the software for loading firmware into the Sanguino chip, issue the following commands (not necessary, if the firmware has been loaded already).

sudo apt-get -y install arduino
sudo wget --continue --directory-prefix=/tmp
sudo unzip -o /tmp/ Sanguino/* -d /usr/share/arduino/hardware

Toni Stoev | Тони Стоев

Previously suggested method for installation

Hey there,

I have written a script that downloads and installs RepRap on Ubuntu/Debian(Squeeze)/derivatives. It gets prerequisites and chooses architecture. It makes an all-user installation.

Please test the script and comment whether it is OK. Feel free to make modifications that suit your needs. The script can be downloaded and run with the following commands:

sudo sh

Eventually the script may be placed on the page for RepRap installation.

Toni Stoev | Тони Стоев

Prerequisit missing

I just tried to install on a W2000 machine. There was no DirectX9 installed. It seems to miss in the list of programs, you have to install prior to reprap software.