unicap-imaging.org therefore also hosts a repository containing the binary packages for the most popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu. Even though there are no packages for other linux distribution hosted on the unicap-imaging.org website itself, packages are often provided for other popular distributions by third party distributors. I will explain how to install and use unicap on some other distributions in a series of blog posts. Today I will start with Fedora 9.
unciap and ucview packages are already available in the default repositories of Fedora thanks to the work of Robert Scheck who builds and maintains the rpm packages. To install unicap on CentOS or Red Hat Enterpris Linux 5 you need to use EPEL ( Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux ). Please follow this link to learn how to set up EPEL: Fedora Wiki
The most basic case is to install only the libraries and UCView. This can be done by the following command, executed as the root user:
yum install unicap ucview
If you want to compile the examples that come with unicap, you need to install some more packages to be able to compile them:
yum install gcc make gtk2-devel libtheora-devel libvorbis-devel unicap unicap-devel
Afterwards you should be able to compile and run the basic device-info example which just prints information about all supported devices. Many other examples require additional dependencies, for instance the OpenCV example needs opencv, obviously. You should be able to locate the required packages with yum search in most cases ( otherwise, post a comment here ). Please let me know if you face any issue in using unicap on Fedora / RedHat systems.