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    installing hexchat

    Hi can somebody give me a hand/point me to the right direction please? I am attempting to install hexchat but I don't know how to do it, the commands on the terminal etc etc. Any idea please?
    thanks

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    Re: installing hexchat

    How to Build HexChat on Ubuntu

    https://gist.github.com/3194136

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    Re: installing hexchat

    thanks. All done I built it and used it fine, but now I have a question. After using it yesterday I switched my laptop off. Today I switched it on again, and how do I launch the application again? I mean it is already built but where do I get the executable from?
    I tried
    Code:
    ./src/fe-gtk/hexchat
    but no joy. Same with just
    Code:
    hexchat
    or do I have to be in a specific directory to execute those commands?
    thanks

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    Re: installing hexchat

    If you did a make install it should have been installed somewhere in your shells $PATH. If you type "whereis hexchat" does it return anything?

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    Re: installing hexchat

    yes it returns this:

    Code:
    antobbo@antobbo-xps17-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ whereis hexchat
    hexchat:
    antobbo@antobbo-xps17-ubuntu:~/Desktop$
    but hexcchat I know sits under Desktop/hexchat
    I don't seem to be able to start it again...

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    Re: installing hexchat

    You know it's on the desktop? How do you know that? Is there a shortcut or a binary there or something?

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    Re: installing hexchat

    I managed to open it from the folder, but I can't from the terminal

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    Re: installing hexchat

    Quote Originally Posted by antobbo View Post
    I managed to open it from the folder, but I can't from the terminal
    Okay, so navigate to where the file is in the terminal and see what kind of file it is. Is it a binary or a .desktop shortcut or something?

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