Download and Install Decapod 0.6


To install Decapod 0.6, you will need to satisfy the following requirements:


  • Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Firefox 12 or later
  • Decapod application (including OCRopus and Fluid Infusion elements)


  • A display capable of 1280x1024 pixels.

Installation Procedure

You will need Mercurial to access the Decapod code repository. You can install Mercurial by running sudo apt-get install mercurial

If you are using Mercurial v1.7.4+ you may need to set the hostfingerprints.

For instructions and an example of setting the fingerprint, please refer to this: Setting Host Fingerprints for Mercurial.

In a terminal, run the following:

hg clone -r decapod-0.6 decapod-0.6
cd decapod-0.6/install-scripts/
sudo ./

The above commands will retrieve the 0.6 release of the Decapod source code.
Note: the Decapod 0.6 tag may not appear in the cloned source (see:

To Run Decapod for the First Time

Assuming your current directory is ./decapod-0.6/, enter the following in a terminal:

cd decapod-server/
python ./

Once the server is running, open a web browser sessions using the following URL: http://localhost:8080/


"<Some file> not found." Error
Try running through the installation steps again as shown above.

"./library/book/images... Permission denied" Error when running Decapod 0.6 server
You may need to change the permissions on the decapod-server/book directory. Alternatively, you can try running Decapod using sudo python ./

If you start the server using sudo, you will always have to run it with sudo, as the permissions of the created directories will be restricted by it.

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