Decapod Installer Notes

Current installation process:

Current removal process:

  • using the " remove" option does not completely remove all components.
  • user then needs to manually clean up (warning, ugly...):

sudo rm -fr /usr/local/share/ocropus/
sudo rm -f /usr/local/bin/ocro*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/
sudo rm -r /usr/local/bin/


  • Easy "one-click" installation of Decapod and its dependencies. Including:
    • gphoto
    • ocropus
    • various python libraries (like matplotlib etc.)
  • Easy "one-click" removal of Decapod and its dependencies.
  • Ability to easily change version numbers of dependencies
  • Simultaneously run different versions of Decapod
  • Ability to easily determine which version of Decapod is being used.

Use cases:

  • testing different versions of Decapod for regression bugs
  • testing effects of changing / upgrading Decapod dependencies (i.e. upgrading from gphoto 2.4.9 to 2.5).
  • end-user installation
  • reverting a system back to a pristine "pre-Decapod" state