Help installing Subsurface in Ubuntu?

Rick Walsh rickmwalsh at
Mon Jun 5 22:24:18 PDT 2017

On 6 June 2017 at 14:04, Frank O'Donnell <ssf at> wrote:

> On 6/5/17 8:36 PM, Rick Walsh wrote:
> Sorry, my instructions missed that.  The easiest way to create the build
> directory is to let it be created when running the script.  After
> that, configure ccmake and run again.
> cd ~/src
> ./subsurface/scripts/
> (assuming all build correctly)
> cd subsurface
> ccmake build
> cd ..
> ./subsurface/scripts/
> (builds Subsurface again, this time including the import tool; it won't
> take nearly as long since you've already built Subsurface once)
> Thanks. I noticed as ran (what was planned to be the first time),
> it appeared mostly normal but very occasionally there were some displays
> scrolling by that could have been warnings. At the very end of running
>, it ended with this:
>     CMake Error: The source directory "/home/frank/src/subsurface/build"
> does not appear to
>         contain CMakeLists.txt.
>     Specify --help for usage, or press the help button on the CMake GUI.
>     make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
> When I then tried executing "ccmake build", it repeated the first two
> lines of this error message, and the only option presented was to exit.
> It appears the failed attempts to configure and build the source messed
things up a bit.  Don't worry, it's all recoverable.  'git clean -xdf' will
remove the old cmake stuff.
cd ~/src/subsurface
git clean -xdf
cd ..
cd subsurface
ccmake build
cd ..
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