The Perfect BibleAnalyzer Experience on Any Distro

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nymusicman
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The Perfect BibleAnalyzer Experience on Any Distro

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Install Podman and Distrobox
Arch
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Podman

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sudo pacman -S podman distrobox
OpenSuse Tumbleweed

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sudo zypper in podman distrobox netavark
Fedora 39

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sudo dnf install podman distrobox
Steam Deck
As of 3.5 preview podman is now installed by default.

Create Distrobox Container

Create Directory for BibleAnalyzer Home
I recommend using a "clean" home directory for your Ubuntu install. I put my in ~/.bibleanalyzercontainer/.

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mkdir ~/.bibleanalyzercontainer
Create the Container

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distrobox create --image ubuntu:jammy-20231004 --name bibleanalyzer --home ~/.bibleanalyzercontainer/
Finish Setup

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distrobox enter bibleanalyzer
From here stay in the distrobox container.

Allow Apt Sandbox as Root

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echo 'APT::Sandbox::User "root";' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10sandbox
Install Dependencies

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wget https://www.bibleanalyzer.com/bibleanalyzer_5.5-1_all.deb
sudo apt install ./bibleanalyzer_5.5-1_all.deb libopengl0 xapp libcanberra-gtk3-module appmenu-gtk3-module libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 -y
First Launch and Icon Creation
Run the command below and make sure you can open the Module Manager

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export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/usr/share/ubuntu:/usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/ && bibleanalyzer
If something goes wrong...
See troubleshooting at bottom.

If all went well, create the shortcut (in container).

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distrobox-export --app bibleanalyzer
On the host system find and edit the BibleAnalyzer shortcut (should be something like bibleanalyzer-bibleanalyzer.desktop)

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~/.local/share/applications/bibleanalyzer-bibleanalyzer.desktop
In the editor of your choice find the line that says

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Exec=/usr/bin/distrobox-enter  -n bibleanalyzer --   python3 -u /opt/bibleanalyzer/ba-run.py
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Exec=/usr/bin/distrobox-enter  -n bibleanalyzer --  /bin/bash -c "export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/usr/share/ubuntu:/usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/ && python3 -u /opt/bibleanalyzer/ba-run.py"
And that's it... Enjoy BibleAnalyzer on Any Distro

Troubleshooting

If you see a message like: "Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified
Unable to access the X Display, is $DISPLAY set properly?"
On the host machine enter this:

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xhost +"local:podman@"
I created a script named xhost.sh and since I run kde plasma I put it in ~/.config/plasma-workspace/env/xhost.sh

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touch ~/.config/plasma-workspace/env/xhost.sh
Open the new file in your favorite text editor and put in the below.

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#!/bin/sh
xhost +"local:podman@"
Save and exist your text editor and give the file the proper permissions with the below.

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chmod +x ~/.config/plasma-workspace/env/xhost.sh
If it says it cannot find .config/bibleanalyzer
In container

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cd ~
mkdir .config
It's taking a really long time to start up after clicking the menu link
I discovered that clicking the menu link also initiates an update of the image. You can follow this using

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podman logs -f bibleanalyzer
Once it's done it will open Bibleanalyzer just fine.
Last edited by nymusicman on Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:56 am, edited 3 times in total.

Tim
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Re: The Perfect BibleAnalyzer Experience on Any Distro

Post by Tim »

Thanks. I'll make this a "sticky" post so others can better find it.
Tim Morton
Developer, Bible Analyzer

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. (Rom 4:5 AV)

doonoo
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Re: The Perfect BibleAnalyzer Experience on Any Distro

Post by doonoo »

Fixed it working on arch for me. Thanks sir!

zortmo
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Re: The Perfect BibleAnalyzer Experience on Any Distro

Post by zortmo »

Thanks nymusicman! I've used this multiple times on different distros. Works great!
Mike

zortmo
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Re: The Perfect BibleAnalyzer Experience on Any Distro

Post by zortmo »

On Debian and MX Linux I got this error:
Error: command required for rootless mode with multiple IDs: exec: "newuidmap": executable file not found in $PATH
Reference: https://github.com/containers/podman/bl ... hooting.md (see issue 9)

For Debian I needed to install rootlesskit. https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/rootlesskit
Arch, RH will require different packages that do the same thing.

From Debian site:
The purpose of RootlessKit is to run Docker and Kubernetes as an unprivileged user (known as "Rootless mode"), so as to protect the real root on the host from potential container-breakout attacks.

wmcdannell
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Re: The Perfect BibleAnalyzer Experience on Any Distro

Post by wmcdannell »

Thank you nymusicman! :D Your instructions and troubleshooting worked great on the latest Manjaro (6.6.40-1-MANJARO) & KDE (6.0.5). I had it running with wine before but I like this better :ugeek:

wmcdannell
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Re: The Perfect BibleAnalyzer Experience on Any Distro

Post by wmcdannell »

If anyone wants to use this method (distrobox) to run the Bibleanalyzer 5.6 beta with a Ubuntu 24.04 image only a few changes to the instructions are necessary:

Change the image used to create the distrobox to ubuntu:noble-20240605

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distrobox create --image ubuntu:noble-20240605 --name bibleanalyzer --home ~/.bibleanalyzercontainer/
Replace Install Dependencies step with:

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wget http://www.bibleanalyzer.com/bibleanalyzer_5.6-1_all.deb
sudo apt install ./bibleanalyzer_5.6-1_all.deb python3-lxml -y
NOTE: before the First launch step (from inside the distrobox you created) you will most likely need to:

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cd && mkdir .config
Tim: I wasn't sure exactly where to put this post so please move it elsewhere if you deem it more appropriate to do so.

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