Congratulations to installing OpenCPN on Ubuntu.
Theoretically it should have worked the first way you tried. The OpenCPN deb package should install all dependencies, but this seems to fail sometimes. We need to pinpoint exactly what is going on here.
I'm pretty sure that if you had tried the first way, after the installation
of all the dependencies for compiling, it would have worked. I have adjusted the wiki instructions a bit to cover this case. The advantage with using the command line for installation is hat you get a feedback if something goes wrong. You can get the same feedback in Synaptic if you activate it.
You took the long hard way with the pixbuf problem. The easy way is described in the linux compilation instructions:
Important Cmake Note: Due to a bug in Cmake, the "pixbuf-bug", it is recommended to upgrade to Cmake version >= 2.8.3.
Fedora 14 is updated, while on Ubuntu 10.10, it is necessary to enable the backport repository.Tick Synaptic->Settings->Repositories->Updates>Unsupported updates(maverick-backports).
This just goes to show that forums
like this don't always shine when it comes to solving problems. There is nothing in this thread that points to other, later threads where this very problem has been discussed, and better solutions are recommended.Nothing says if a thread is dated or not. We are trying to keep the documentation
wiki up to date though.
Any suggestions on how to improve the wiki instructions, to make them clearer, for newbies?
It is not strictly necessary to copy your chart folder from Windows to Linux. Linux is able to read Windows files, but not the other way around (without external programs in some cases). So you can simply "mount" your Windows drives or partition to your linux file system, and use your existing chart folder. Search for linux documentation
regarding "mount", "fstab" and "dual booting". This is why cd distros, like Knoppix, are so good when repairing Windows, even if you don't use Linux otherwise.