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I'm failing to install Gephi properly on Ubuntu 12.04. I need to do some data analysis for a course using it.

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For Trusty 14.04, try my answer here: – David Oct 2 '14 at 19:12

Install Sun Java via Synaptic, do a Quick Search Search for sun java and install the jre and jdk. Do not forget to run update-alternatives –config java and update-alternatives –config javac.

If you’re on the 8.10 version, please install Java manually from the Oracle website, because the distributed packages are obsolete.

Download gephi from here

Then After the download completes, unzip and untar the file in a directory. Run it by executing ./bin/gephi script file.

You can run the script file with

chmod +x /bin/

Hope that helps .


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You can install the daily build from Launchpad. I've been using it for a while with no major issues.

First add the PPA to you software sources and update apt:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rockclimb/gephi-daily
sudo apt-get update

Then install gephi with:

sudo apt-get install gephi
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Thanks both of you guys! – payorivero Sep 27 '12 at 18:08
Added repo, on update got the following error messages: W: Failed to fetch…: 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch…: 404 Not Found – odigity Jan 21 '13 at 16:53
If you look on the PPA site, there is no build for quantal (as of 1/21/13) – Sean Lynch Jan 21 '13 at 18:21
Worked beautifully for me on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. THANK YOU!! – Selah Jan 28 '14 at 22:04

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