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The library has been tested on Linux and FreeBSD.


If possible you should use binaries which have been created for your distribution. On Debian for example you can try:

apt-get install zvbi

Source Code

You can download the latest version of libzvbi from our Sourceforge project page.

Anonymous SVN Access

To get a development version of libzvbi you can access the SVN server anonymously. If you are unfamiliar with SVN you can find more information on the Subversion web site.

Step 1: To download the latest version of libzvbi type:

svn checkout vbi

You can also check out a particular version by replacing trunk with the approriate tag. This command for example requests libzvbi version 0.2.8:

svn checkout vbi

To find out which tags and branches are available you can browse the SVN repository.

From now on you can type

svn update

in the "vbi" directory to retrieve the latest changes.

Step 2: Prior to the first compilation run


to create missing configuration files. You will need several GNU build tools. The script tells you if any are missing or too old.

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