This is the Ubuntu counterpart to my earlier post about deploying python iView on Windows (python iView homepage).

Fortunately, it is much easier than Windows, everything is achieved with a single shell script.

# Installs python-iview including all dependencies
# Script assumes /usr/bin in on the path (is with default installs)
# Brendan Graetz 20100521
# python-iview by Jeremy Visser:

#install bazaar and python library
sudo apt-get install bzr
sudo apt-get install python-beautifulsoup

#install dev dependencies in order to be able to compile
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev

#download rtmpdump source
wget ~/Downloads/rtmpdump-2.2d.tgz

#compile rtmpdump & create softlink on path
cd /usr/local/
tar -xzf ~/Downloads/rtmpdump-2.2d.tgz
cd rtmpdump-2.2d
make posix
sudo ln -s `pwd`/rtmpdump /usr/bin/rtmpdump

#check out python iview from repository
cd /usr/local/
bzr branch ./python-iview

#create softlinks on path
sudo ln -s `pwd`/python-iview/iview-gtk /usr/bin/iview-gtk
sudo ln -s `pwd`/python-iview/iview-cli /usr/bin/iview-cli
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/iview-gtk /usr/bin/iview

The only somewhat tricky bit here is that you need to compile rtmpdump, because it does not distribute binaries (not .deb‘s anyway). For that you will need to install a couple of dependencies which are not immediately obvious: libssl-dev and zlib1g-dev.