After download: double-click to install Gramps.
Normally, when you try to load your old Family Tree you can allow it to be upgraded if necessary, and it will be opened. However if this fails for any reason, Create a new Family Tree and Import the back-up into this new Tree.
Alternative independent MS Windows version .
Mac OS X
After download: Double-click the .dmg file to mount the disk (note: your browser may do this for you automatically). Next drag the Gramps application to your application folder and double-click to launch it .
Normally, when you try to load your old Family Tree you can allow it to be upgraded if necessary, and it will be opened. However if this fails for any reason, Create a new Family Tree and Import the back-uo into this new Tree.
Linux live CD Demonstration Obtaining the CD (727 MB) Linux Genealogy CD based on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). Allows you to trial a pre-installed Gramps 3.2.5, without touching anything on the hard drive. To start this boot the Computer with this Live Linux Desktop on a CD in the CD/DVD-ROM Drive. (Requires that you write this image to a CD-ROM using CD-Burner software eg:Nero, Imgburn..). If you are interested in Gramps, but are afraid to actually install it or unable to install it (not your PC, windows, no internet at home, work laptop, ...), then try out our Linux Genealogy CD. It runs without installing on the hard disk and contains a collection of open source, free, genealogy programs. You can then install Ubuntu 10.10 and Gramps from the CD anytime you like.
Most linux distributions come bundled with a version of Gramps, though it's not always the most recent version and it may not have been installed by default. Still it is recommended to use the Gramps version that comes with your distribution.
Below are ways to install Gramps on some of the more popular distributions:
|Distribution||GUI pkg manager||Current versions||Notes|
|Linux Mint||Synaptic ??||Nadia: Gramps 3.4.0-1
Lisa: Gramps 3.3.1-1
Isadora: Gramps 3.2.0-1
|Ubuntu||Software Centre||Quantal: Gramps 3.4.0-1||available versions|
|Fedora||Add/Remove Software (Gnome) or
Software Management (KDE)
|Fedora Rawhide: Gramps 3.4.3
Fedora 18: Gramps 3.4.2.
|Debian||squeeze: Gramps 3.2.3
unstable Sid: Gramps 3.4.0
|Mandriva||Software Management in the
Mandriva Linux Control Center
|Mandriva 2010.1: Gramps 3.3.1|
Mandriva 2011: Gramps 3.2.6
See also backports and contrib repository
|openSUSE||YaST ??||openSUSE 12.3: Gramps 3.4.2||available versions|
|Slackware||Slackware 14.0: Gramps 3.4.2||available versions|
Linux: Install latest version
If your distribution doesn't ship with Gramps or you wish to install a different version than it ships with, you could try to install the latest version of Gramps manually. Instructions are given below for a number of distributions.
Debian and Ubuntu [the .deb file]. Run the following command from the directory where the file was saved (change the filename to match the one you downloaded)
sudo dpkg -i gramps_3.4.4-1_all.deb
For other distributions, you could try Linux:Build from source
 Backup to Gramps XML. You will find backup in the Family Tree menu of recent Gramps versions, otherwise use export in the same menu but uncheck privacy options in the Exporter Assistant in order to export all data
 Alternatively, you can click and hold on the disk icon at the top of the window of the mounted disk, and then option-drag to the Applications folder. This will create a new folder containing all the files, including the README and NEWS.
 An alternative independent version is GrampsPortable_3.4.9.paf.exe (20.3 MB) Portable Gramps from PortableApps.com includes all dependencies required for Windows. Note:You can install it on C: then to run Gramps type C:\PortableApps\GrampsPortable\GrampsPortable.exe (Or the path you installed it to) or make a shortcut to that file on your desktop or start-menu. By Bart.S - Please report issues to the author. (2012-09-07)