Easy installation

Here are the instructions to install cssed either from binary or source within a package manager system.

RPM Users

Binary installation

To install a binary RPM of cssed, you need to download the latest RPM package (named cssed-VERSION-BUILD.rpm) and use the following commands as root:

rpm -ivh cssed-VERSION-BUILD.rpm

Apt or Yum RPM installation

To install cssed RPMs via apt or yum, take a look at the instructions on Dag's repository, especially the instructions on how to use the repository.

Once configured your prefered package manager, you only need to issue those commands to install cssed on your system:

yum install cssed


apt-get cssed

Debian users

Debian users must download the *.deb file called cssed_VERSION_ARCH.deb and use the command:

dpkg --install cssed_VERSION_ARCH.deb

Gentoo users

Gentoo users have no need to perform any of the steps above, just use the command:

emerge cssed

You can get further information at the portage site.

Mac OS X users

The package is available via Fink.

As of version 0.3.0, cssed will no more be updated on the 10.2.x tree, the 0.2.1 release remains available for 10.2.x users in the unstable branch. For 10.3.x users it is available in both source and binary form (when updated), with the usual delay of two months before it is available on the stable tree, provided that all required dependencies are in that tree.

To install the binary on Mac OS X:

  1. Install Apple's X11, or the appropriate XFree86/Xorg packages, be it the case.

  2. Open a terminal and type:

    sudo apt-get update to update the packages list.

  3. Enter your password when asking for, then install cssed with:

    sudo apt-get install cssed

To compile the source on Mac OS X:

  1. Install Apple's X11 and X11SDK, or the appropriate XFree86/Xorg packages, be it the case.

  2. Enable Fink unstable tree (you may use the stable tree on the 10.3 branch)

    1. Open a terminal and type:

      sudo pico /sw/etc/fink.conf

    2. Enter your password when asking for, change the Trees lines as follows:

      Trees: local/main stable/main unstable/main stable/crypto unstable/crypto local/bootstrap

    3. Save the result (be aware that the above line should not be split).

  3. Update your Fink installation with:

    fink selfupdate

  4. Install cssed:

    fink install cssed

Windows users

You need to install GTK-2.2 or GTK-2.4 runtime libraries, prior to install cssed.

The better place to download the GTK runtime libraries is at gimp-win home page

Once installed, pick the cssed-$VERSION-win32.exe file from the Source Forge project's page, double click on it and follow the instruction provided by the application's installer.