Bibus is a bibliographic database whose "ultimate" goal is to have an opensource bibliographic software that will allow easy formatting (and reformatting) of the bibliographic index in Writer.

  • entirely written in python, using the cross-platform wxWidget library
  • there is an official Debian package available
  • aimed at UbuntuScientists


For Ubuntu Karmic users, bibus is available in the repository. For earlier releases, you still have to do some manual work.

Install bibus on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04

This paragraph is a modified copy of document in bibus wiki.

Add here to make it more convenient for user who wants to install bibus.

  • Add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list

Note - You'll need to use sudo command to add content to this file i.e. sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

## Bibus
 deb ./
 deb-src ./
  • Download the public key with the following command:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  • apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install bibus libsqliteodbc python-pysqlite2 python-wxgtk2.6 python-uno

Install bibus on Ubuntu Dapper 6.06

* add to your apt repositories list (Synaptic/config or in /etc/apt/sources.list) the line :

* install 'bibus' * start bibus, Help/first connection : setup connection

for MySQL dbm

* create eg. bibus table and bibus user * create bibus db schema (table structure) by executing part of /usr/share/bibus/db_models/mysql_41.sql

Install bibus 1.1.1-1 on Ubuntu breezy 5.10

See also

Bibus in Ubuntu forum threads

Bibus (last edited 2009-05-15 20:27:14 by beathovn)