October 2009 : a new release (bibus 1.5.0)

  • OOo3.1 compatibility
  • Infinite number of file/http links
  • Clever capitalization (lord of war => Lord of War ...)
  • Better handling of journal abbreviations
  • Import/Export filters can be added easily (plugin)
  • journal abbreviations and shortcuts can be easily edited (simple csv file that can be edited in OOo/excel or a text editor)
  • Lot of bug fixes
  • Requires python2.5 (not a problem anymore under Windows since OOo3.1 includes 2.6)
  • Requires wxpython-2.8

Detailed Instuctions for Installing on Fedora 6

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I want to make Bibus as easy as possible to install.


  • Install OpenOffice.org2.0, wxWidgets > 2.6, pyMySQL, MySQL from the Fedora 5 CD's or through yumex or through the Add/Remove Software in the menu.
  • Install Python 2.3.6 in the /usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program
  • These install instructions are for 32 bit and may not work on 64 bit platforms.

Installing Python 2.3.6

download Python-2.3.6.tgz

%tar zxvf Python-2.3.6.tgz
%cd Python-2.3.6
%configure --prefix=/usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program
#make install


  • Bibus doesn't work with SQLite for Fedora 6 as Fedora 5, since SQLite is version 3 and version 2 is needed. Also, don't forget to install for python bindings.


download bibus_1.3.0.orig.tar.gz

(root password)
#cp bibus_1.3.0.orig.tar.gz /usr/local/share/.
#cd /usr/local/share
#tar zxvf bibus_1.3.0.orig.tar.gz
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program
#export PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program/bin
#cd bibus-1.3.0
#cd Setup
#ln -s /usr/local/share/bibus-1.3.0/ /usr/local/bin/bibus

Configure Mysql

#service mysqld start
#mysqladmin -u root password [root password]   (If you already haven't done it, yet)
#cd /usr/local/share/bibus-1.3.0/db_models
#mysql -u root -p
[type in password]
mysql>create database Biblio_41;


#vi mysql_41.sql
(Add the following lines to the top of the file)
DROP DATABASE IF EXISTS Biblio_41; (Add this line if you want to ditch the old database and add a new one)
#mysql -u root -p < mysql_41.sql
#mysql -u root -p
[type in password]
mysql>grant all on Biblio_41.* to user@localhost identified by '[user password]';
(If you are not accessing the linux box from the network, you might consider putting no password)
ln -s /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

Previous Versions of Bibus

If you have a previous version of bibus, then type:

 #mysqldump -p -u root -t Biblio | mysql Biblio_41

Configuring Bibus for the 1st time

Welcome to Bibus!
[Select OpenOffice]
[Select Next]
[Select Activate]
[Select Next]
[Select Cancel] for Mysql (In Fedora 5, Mysql version is 5.0) Note: SQLite 3 from Fedora 5 doesn't work with  
                           Bibus.  Apparently SQLite 3 uses a slightly different format the SQLite 2.)
In the open office document,
[Click enable macros] (This will appear as a popup window when you activate bibus)
[Click set to pipe or socket] (not changing the settings is the easiest.)
[Click accept uno connections]
[Click get current uno connection]

Open ports

Keep the following ports open for bibus: 8100 (Bibus), 3306 (Mysql).
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