Building the Xubuntu documentation package locally

The Xubuntu documentation, shipped with every release of Xubuntu, is in fact a package that can be built locally, on your computer.

By default, Xubuntu does not come with the tools required to build the documentation package, so there is the need to prepare your system to be able to do it, by installing the required prerequisite packages. To do this, run the following command:

sudo apt build-dep xubuntu-docs

Additionally, if you are running a release earlier than 15.10, you will need to install the package fop manually, because it’s not yet a dependency of the package in your release. To do this, simply run:

sudo apt install fop

Once that’s done, all you have to do is to get the latest main branch and build the package. Again in a terminal window, run the following commands, one at a time:

bzr branch lp:xubuntu-docs
cd xubuntu-docs
exo-open --launch WebBrowser build/index.html

Be aware that it will take some time to run the make command, as it builds both HTML and PDF versions of the documentation in various languages.

Testing the Xubuntu installer slideshow

To be able to test the Xubuntu Ubiquity slideshow, you'll need to install some build dependencies. To do this, run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt build-dep ubiquity-slideshow-xubuntu
sudo apt install libwebkitgtk-3.0.0-dev

Then run the test script:

./test-slideshow xubuntu