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Building on Debian and Ubuntu

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For general information, see wiki/Building first.


Starting with version 1.0, you no longer need to apply debian specific patches to build xpra.

Install the dependencies:

apt-get install libx11-dev libxtst-dev libxcomposite-dev libxdamage-dev \
                libxkbfile-dev \
	  	python-all-dev python-gobject-dev python-gtk2-dev cython

Make sure that your version of Cython is recent enough.

Also install some X11 utilities if not installed already:

apt-get install xauth x11-xkb-utils

And for video support (x264 and vpx), you should install:

apt-get install libx264-dev libvpx-dev

Note: starting with version 1.0, we use a private version of ffmpeg - see #1256 for details. If you wish to use your distribution's version of library instead, install:

apt-get install libavformat-dev libavcodec-dev

You may hit compilation errors if the version installed is too old. (and it often is)


You can build a quick and dirty DEB package using:

cd trunk/src/
ln -sf ../debian .
debuild -us -uc -b
Last modified 5 weeks ago Last modified on 02/17/17 06:56:08