June 14, 2008

How-To: Compile and Install XChat 2.8.6 on Debian Lenny

Note: This how-to may also work in Ubuntu and other Debian-based distributions.

XChat 2.8.6, a very powerful IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for Linux, was released on June 11, 2008.

If you already have XChat installed from the repositories and want to set up the new version, first make sure to remove the one you already installed:

apt-get remove xchat

In order to compile and install XChat 0.8.6, do:

apt-get build-dep xchat

This will install XChat's dependencies. Next, get the source code from here, uncompress it and issue the usual commands in the xchat-2.8.6 directory:

make install

The last one as root.

XChat 2.8.6 - Connected to OFTC

Updated: Jun 14, 2008 (Created: Jun 14, 2008)

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