Hello there, I thought a how-to and support thread to build spectrwm 2.0+, announced 22nd Aug 2012, would be useful.
It would be neat if the process can be put into a script to semi/fully automate building from source. But so far I found some tweaking was required.
sudo apt-get install "^libxcb*..*-dev$" libx11-xcb-dev libxrandr-dev libxft-dev libxt-dev
There is a missing libxcb-utils which I simply cannot find in the repos. One work around is to use a modified Makefile, alternatively install libxcb-utils from source. I detailed both these steps here.
Build from the "spectrwm/linux" directory with "make".
I'm not guru at building from source, so I'd love to hear if I could have done any of this better.
It looks like libxcb-util0 is in wheezy and sid, but not squeeze.
A few people on the Arch board have built Spectrwm2.0, without much success (it segfaults). Do you have it running?
Latest git build is installed and running fine on my OpenBSD (Current) desktop.
Haven't yet built it on the netbook (Debian/GRML Unstable) as I prefer waiting for stable snapshots on that particular setup.
Last edited by gutterslob (2012-08-25 12:20:32)
Point & Squirt
I built the git version on debian testing yesterday. Running fine so far.
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