You can download any Comix release through the sourceforge.net download section. The latest release is:
Run python install.py install
as root to install Comix in /usr/local. To uninstall, simply run python install.py uninstall
If you wish to install Comix in another base directory, use the --installdir
option. Example: python install.py install --installdir /usr
If you have installed with --installdir
, do not forget to use the same option when uninstalling.
There is another option, --no-mime
, that can be used to tell install.py
that it should not register new mime types for cbz, cbr and cbt archives, or install the thumbnail creation script for these files that is used by some file managers (such as Nautilus and Thunar).
As an example of how to install Comix from the downloaded tar.gz file, run as the root user (via su
# tar -xzf comix-x.y.z.tar.gz
# cd comix-x.y.z
# python install.py install
If you don't want to install Comix in some system directory, you can just execute the file src/comix.py
in the unpacked Comix directory to run the program. You could also create a symlink somewhere in your PATH
pointing to this file.
Comix needs Python
2.12 and PIL
(Python Imaging Library) 1.1.5 or newer to function.
To use the library you need pysqlite
(which is usually included in the standard library for Python 2.5 and later).
You also need either the unrar
or the rar
program from RARLAB
installed if you wish to read
RAR (.cbr) archives.
Alternative Comix packages
There are Comix packages available through some system's package managers, including:
- » ALT Linux Sisyphus
- » Arch Linux --- [AUR ]
- » Debian
- » DragonFly BSD
- » Fedora
- » FreeBSD
- » Frugalware Linux
- » Gentoo
- » Linspire / Freespire
- » Mandriva
- » NetBSD
- » OpenBSD
- » Pardus
- » PCLinuxOS
- » Slackware --- [slacky.eu ]
- » Source Mage
- » SUSE
- » Ubuntu
- » Zenwalk
Various RPMs can be found at rpm.pbone.net
, and alternative Ubuntu packages can be found at getdeb.net
Note that these packages do not necessarily contain the latest version of Comix. If you want to be sure about getting the latest version, you should install from the tarball above. Feel free to compile new Comix packages for your favourite package manager.