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1 This file contains the generic instructions; the short version is:
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2 $ ./configure
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3 $ make
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4 ... and if you want to install the software:
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5 $ make install
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6 (If you don't want to install it, the "mcabber" binary lies in
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7 the mcabber/ directory after the build procedure)
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9 You will need the Loudmouth library, version >= 1.4.3 is recommended.
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11 We have a Loudmouth repository on github, if you want to have the latest
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12 features and bugfixes: <http://github.com/mcabber/loudmouth>
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14 MCabber needs ncurses and ncurses development packages to build correctly.
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15 For UTF-8 terminal support, use ncursesw instead.
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16 Note: On FreeBSD (and maybe other BSD systems as well), it is recommended
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17 that you install ncurses from ports before compiling mcabber.
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18 You should also export LDFLAGS='-L/usr/local/lib' before running
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19 mcabber's configure to ensure that mcabber uses the ncurses installed
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20 from ports. This is necessary as the version of ncurses included in
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24 version >= 1.0.0.
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26 You may want to have a look at the wiki:
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27 <http://wiki.mcabber.com/>
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28 and if you're using the development version (from the repository):
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29 <http://wiki.mcabber.com/index.php/Building_mcabber_from_Mercurial>
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31 Please have a look at the README file before launching mcabber.
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33 Please send me a message (mcabber AT lilotux DOT net) if you have
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34 questions, suggestions or even patches...
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35 Our MUC room is there: <mcabber AT conf DOT lilotux DOT net>
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40 Installation Instructions
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41 *************************
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43 Copyright (C) 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005,
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44 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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46 Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
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47 are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
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48 notice and this notice are preserved. This file is offered as-is,
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49 without warranty of any kind.
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51 Basic Installation
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55 configure, build, and install this package. The following
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111 This target does not install anything. Running this target as a
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128 GNU Coding Standards.
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132 targets like `make install' and `make uninstall' work correctly.
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139 the `configure' script does not know about. Run `./configure --help'
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148 *Note Defining Variables::, for more details.
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203 The most portable way to affect installation locations is to pass the
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251 execution of `make' will be. For these packages, running `./configure
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257 Particular systems
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260 On HP-UX, the default C compiler is not ANSI C compatible. If GNU
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264 ./configure CC="cc -Ae -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500"
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348 CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash /bin/bash ./configure CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash
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362 Print a summary of the options unique to this package's
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363 `configure', and exit. The `short' variant lists options used
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364 only in the top level, while the `recursive' variant lists options
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