GNUtrition

Darned if one of the in-laws hasn’t figured out how to lose weight… So, now “the little woman” is on my case to eat right. In the North I did eat right because I had only lean meat, fruits, vegetables and cereal to eat, you know, nutritious, filling stuff.

Here, the refrigerator and pantry are always stocked with “munchies” and quick foods so it is easy to over-eat.

Well, Free Software is coming to my rescue. One of the applications in the GNU stable is GNUtrition, a database of nutritional facts about everything. It told me what I already knew. I could eat just about as much as I want of beans, vegetables, fruits, and rice without being fat…

Should I share with her my analysis?

Anyway. I downloaded the source from here and checked the signature here, with the public key from here…

gpg –recv-keys 47486962
gpg –verify gnutrition-latest.tar.gz.sig
tar xzf gnutrition-latest.tar.gz
cd gnutrition-0.31.1
./configure
make
make install

On my system I had to add two packages to ./configure the package: python-mysqldb and python-gtk2. On the first run the programme asked for database passwords for MySQL.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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