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    Post HOWTO: Install LinuxDC++

    UPDATE 1: LinuxDC++ 1.1.0 has been released. This guide is only if you want to compile the latest LinuxDC++ from Bazaar, which may or may not be as stable as 1.1.0. You can find it in our: LinuxDC++ Release PPA

    UPDATE 2: You can install debian binaries of our latest unreleased code from our Launchpad PPA.

    First off, for those that don't know, LinuxDC++ is a Linux port of the file-sharing program DC++. It uses the DC++ core but with a GTK+ GUI. It has also been called by many other names including: linuxdcpp, ldcpp, dcpp, ldc++, dc++ for linux, wulfor. I'm a developer on LinuxDC++ and thought I'd write up a guide to install LinuxDC++ on Ubuntu.

    First, download the required dependencies:


    To do this in one command:
    sudo apt-get install bzr scons build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libglade2-dev zlib1g-dev libbz2-dev libssl-dev libboost-dev
    There are no official releases of the program since it's still in alpha. This means that there exists no official binaries for any distribution. However, to install LinuxDC++ you can download it through bazaar. Run these commands in your home directory or somewhere else where you have write access:

    bzr branch lp:linuxdcpp
    Now to install (you can set PREFIX to whatever, but I'd recommend /usr/local):
    cd linuxdcpp
    scons release=1 PREFIX=/usr/local
    sudo scons install
    To run:
    Note: Turn off Assistive Technologies before running LinuxDC++ (System->Preferences->Assistive Technologies). For some reason, it makes linuxdcpp run very slowly and display a bunch of errors.

    When we update the source, you can update your linuxdcpp source and re-run the scons & scons install commands from above to install it again. To update the source:
    cd /path/to/source/dir
    bzr update
    To uninstall LinuxDC++:
    cd /path/to/source/dir
    sudo scons -c install
    Then you can delete your source directory if you like.

    Some links:
    • LinuxDC++: official homepage
    • PPA: Debian packages of our latest unreleased code
    • LinuxDC++ Wiki: You can find our FAQ and our manual here.
    • DC++: original windows DC++ program that LinuxDC++ is based on.
    • Visit our IRC channel if you have any questions. I'm usually there under the nick "_steven_"; if I'm not, just ask in the channel and somebody should hopefully respond.
    Last edited by stevensheehy; April 17th, 2011 at 10:48 PM. Reason: PPA


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