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A Multilingual Parser for the Principles-and-Parameters Framework

Linux Edition

Sandiway Fong

Acknowledgement: port and testing by Mans Hulden

This is a short guide to installing PAPPI on Linux.
It has been tested on a number of Linux platforms (RedHat 9, SuSE 9.1 and 9.2, as well as Fedora Core 1,2,3).
PAPPI was built using Sicstus Prolog 3.12

To test PAPPI after installation, follow the instructions in the MacOS X page, after the Mac-specific instructions, starting at the 3. Test PAPPI section in Running and Testing PAPPI.



RPM file is pappi-2.0-linux.i386.rpm. (7.4MB)


As root, run:
rpm -Uvh pappi-2.0-linux.i386.rpm


To start PAPPI:

A Note on Fonts

Some newer pure unicode Linux distributions (such as Fedora Core 3 and SuSE 9.2) may be missing the iso8859-1 encoded Lucida fonts needed to run PAPPI.

These are included in a separate file here, which you should install if PAPPI complains about not finding the Lucida fonts. They are usually in the directory /usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/.

Gzip'ed tar file: lucida-75dpi-iso8859-1.tar.gz (328KB)

To install the fonts, run (as root):

cd /usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/
tar xzvf /path_to_lucida_file/lucida-75dpi-iso8859-1.tar.gz 
mkfontdir .
service xfs restart

A Note on Libraries

Some distributions do not include /usr/local/lib as a search path for libraries.

You may have to add a line /usr/local/lib in /etc/ in case PAPPI doesn't find the required libraries. After adding the line, run ldconfig (as root).

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