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:
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:
sudo apt-get install bzr scons build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libglade2-dev zlib1g-dev libbz2-dev libssl-dev libboost-dev
Now to install (you can set PREFIX to whatever, but I'd recommend /usr/local):
bzr branch lp:linuxdcpp
scons release=1 PREFIX=/usr/local
sudo scons install
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:
To uninstall LinuxDC++:
Then you can delete your source directory if you like.
sudo scons -c install
- 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.
- #firstname.lastname@example.org: 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.