HeaderDoc 8.0 on Linux

By Jorn van Engelen on Saturday, June 5, 2010.

Installation of HeaderDoc 8.0 on Linux (tested on Ubuntu 9.10).


Install them with:

$ sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev  

Get HeaderDoc

Go to http://www.opensource.apple.com/ and click on the link of the latest Mac OS X version (currently 10.6.2). Download the HeaderDoc project tarball, currently version 8.7.15. I did this with wget:

$ wget http://www.opensource.apple.com/tarballs/headerdoc/headerdoc-8.7.15.tar.gz

Extract the tarball and cd into it:

$ tar xzf headerdoc-8.7.15.tar.gz
$ cd headerdoc-8.7.15


Always try to build a package and install that package, this way you cleanly remove HeaderDoc from your computer. Checkinstall builds a debian package (because Ubuntu is a Debian-based distribution), this is what I will do.

$ sudo checkinstall make realinstall


HeaderDoc is meant to be run on Mac OS so it installs the configuration files under the directory /Library, Linux doesn't use this directory so delete it with:

$ sudo rm -R /Library