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If possible you should use binaries which have been created for your distribution.


RedHat RPMs are available from


Debian packages are available from Debian mirrors. To install Zapping type

apt-get install zapping

Source Code

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

See the Compile and Install page for further instructions.

Anonymous SVN Access

To get the latest development version of Zapping you can access the SVN server anonymously.

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

svn checkout zapping

You can request another version or development branch by replacing trunk with the appropriate tag. This command for example requests Zapping version 0.7:

svn checkout zapping

Other modules besides zapping are vbi containing the zvbi library and rte containing the rte library and mp1e. 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 "zapping" directory to retrieve the latest changes.

If you would like to learn more about Subversion, see the SVN info or manual pages or visit the Subversion web site.

Step 2: Prior to the first compilation run

./ --prefix=/usr

to create missing configuration files. Change the install prefix as needed. The script requires several GNU build tools like autoconf or libtool, it will tell you if any are missing or too old.

See the Compile and Install page for further instructions.

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