As I stumbled upon an interesting monitoring tool in an article I read, I wanted to write down what I needed to do in order to get it installed properly on my Ubuntu 10.10 laptop.
The tool is glances version 1.3.7, and can be found here glances1.3.7@github. The page has a nice description on how to install, but it didn't work directly as is on my machine.
This is what I did.
First get the tools required by glances. This is what actually made the install work properly.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pkg-config build-essential autoconf automake python libstatgrab-dev python-all-dev sudo apt-get remove python-statgrab wget http://ftp.uk.i-scream.org/sites/ftp.i-scream.org/pub/i-scream/pystatgrab/pystatgrab-0.5.tar.gz tar zxvf pystatgrab-0.5.tar.gz cd pystatgrab-0.5/ ./setup.py build sudo ./setup.py install
Then get glances itself.
wget https://github.com/downloads/nicolargo/glances/glances-1.3.7.tar.gz tar zxvf glances-1.3.7.tar.gz cd glances-1.3.7 ./configure make sudo make install
When that is done the tool is started by running the glances.py file, which is located in the src folder.