It also requires jToolkit which it uses for generating web pages and running a web server. Note that the jToolkit home page is out of date, the latest source code is available alongside Pootle (see below)
Every now and again tarballs of the latest code (for both Pootle and jToolkit) are uploaded to http://davidf.sjsoft.com/pootle/
Extract the jToolkit and Pootle source code, and run the setup programs (the dates might be different):
tar xzf ./jToolkit-0.6.2005.0217.tar.gz cd jToolkit-0.6.2005.0217 python jToolkitSetup.py install cd .. tar xzf ./Pootle-0.8.2005.0217.tar.gz cd Pootle-0.8.2005.0217 python setup.py install
If you get the message “Unable to open /usr/lib/python2.x/config/Makefile (no such file or directory)”, you probably should install python-dev libraries. Try:
''apt-get install python-dev''
To run, edit pootle.prefs and set up your PO files, and run pootle.py in the directory it was installed in (more info needed here)
The Pootle HOWTO is now available in the wiki