Version 4 (modified by sander, 10 years ago) (diff)


The People at Itaapy have written a tool that can greek (anonymise) an ODF document. This functionality can be tied into Officeshots. To do that, the script needs to be installed locally.


  • Python 2.5
  • Python GObject with GIO bindings (python-gobject)

Installing python-gobject

The Debian Lenny version of python-gobject is too old. It lacks the GIO interface required by iTools. Therefor we need to backport this package from Debian Squeeze. You can't install the Squeeze version directly because it will cause a lot of package conflicts on your system.

install gobject-introspection

The gobject-introspection package is required to use python-gobject. It is available from

# aptitude install -t backports gobject-introspection


Check out a copy of the upstream Git repository.

$ git clone git://
$ cd itools
$ git branch 0.60 origin/0.60
$ git checkout 0.60

Run the installation:

# python ./ install