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Old 01-07-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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building hexchat

Hello guys, I am trying to install hexchat but I have run into some problem. I am following this guide and run this:
sudo apt-get install automake1.10 libtool libglib2.0-dev libgtk2.0-dev libxml2-dev
The output seems reasonable:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
libgtk2.0-dev is already the newest version.
libglib2.0-dev is already the newest version.
libglib2.0-dev set to manually installed.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  gir1.2-ubuntuoneui-3.0 libubuntuoneui-3.0-1 thunderbird-globalmenu
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  autoconf autotools-dev libltdl-dev m4
Suggested packages:
  autoconf2.13 autoconf-archive gnu-standards autoconf-doc libtool-doc gfortran fortran95-compiler gcj
Recommended packages:
  automake automaken
The following NEW packages will be installed
  autoconf automake1.10 autotools-dev libltdl-dev libtool libxml2-dev m4
0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 74 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,628 kB of archives.
After this operation, 9,354 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
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Get:4 precise/main automake1.10 all 1:1.10.3-1ubuntu1 [516 kB]
Get:5 precise/main libltdl-dev amd64 2.4.2-1ubuntu1 [202 kB]
Get:6 precise/main libtool amd64 2.4.2-1ubuntu1 [302 kB]
Get:7 precise-updates/main libxml2-dev amd64 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.6 [805 kB]
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Processing triggers for install-info ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for doc-base ...
Processing 1 added doc-base file...
Registering documents with scrollkeeper...
Setting up m4 (1.4.16-2ubuntu1) ...
Setting up autoconf (2.68-1ubuntu2) ...
Setting up autotools-dev (20120210.1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up automake1.10 (1:1.10.3-1ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/automake-1.10 to provide /usr/bin/automake (automake) in auto mode.
Setting up libltdl-dev (2.4.2-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libtool (2.4.2-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libxml2-dev (2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.6) ...
and here is my question: when I execute
$ ./
I get this:
antobbo@antobbo-linux-Dell-System-XPS-L702X:~$ ./
bash: ./ No such file or directory
I tried to figure it out myself, but I didn't get anywhere. ANy idea?
Old 01-08-2014, 05:39 AM   #2
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As you haven't told us what you've tried while attempting to figure it out, here's my top two tips:
  • You're in the wrong folder, one that doesn't containg the script.
  • You didn't download / unpack the source code you're trying to configure / compile.
Old 01-10-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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Hi, well I was trying to install hexchat, unsuccessfully apparently. Nevermind, I have installed instead xchat, which is pretty much the same :-)
Old 01-10-2014, 06:45 PM   #4
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from this
antobbo@antobbo-linux-Dell-System-XPS-L702X:~$ ./
you were NOT in the source folder
instead in your "HOME" folder

you must be in the folder THAT has that script
as in
The source folder you are trying to build !


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