Installing N3 (mni-n3) on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) 64bit

Note: This article is pretty old. Now you can install MINC toolkit more easily. Please see the instruction in (24 Oct 2014)

We have few resources how to install N3 on Ubuntu. I could successfully install N3 (aka mni-n3) on Ubuntu 10.04. I write down what I did.

NB: This is only for 64bit Ubuntu 10.04. They don’t maintain 32bit binary for minc.
The following commands must be executed with root privileges (use sudo) except for the last one.

  1. Add the repository for minc-related software to your /etc/apt/sources.list.
  2. You can do this by adding the following line to the /etc/apt/sources.list.

    #MINC software
    deb ./

    Note: You have to include “./” at the end of the line.

  3. Refresh repository
  4. $ sudo apt-get update

  5. Install N3
  6. Through many trials and errors, I found out that we have to specify the following 4 packages; minc, minc-tools, n3, and libmni-perllib-perl to have n3 work properly. Of course you can install other packages such as mni-autoreg, register, display, or mincblob. (However, I haven’t fully tested about these packages.)

    $ sudo apt-get install libmni-perllib-perl minc minc-tools n3

    Note: Ignore the Warning: “The following packages cannot be authenticated!” and press Y when asked: “Install these packages without verification [y/N]?”

  7. Configure the path
  8. Add the phrase “export PATH=/usr/local/bic/bin:$PATH” in your .bashrc file (located in your home directory). You don’t have to be root doing this.

Now you are ready to use N3 on your Ubuntu 10.04!