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Irssi installation instructions
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To compile Irssi you need:
- meson-0.53 build system with ninja-1.8 or greater
- glib-2.32 or greater
- openssl (for ssl support)
- perl-5.6 or greater (for Perl support)
- terminfo or ncurses (for text frontend)
For most people, this should work just fine:
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meson Build
ninja -C Build
su
ninja -C Build install
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meson options
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These options can be given to meson.
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For a complete list of options, run
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meson configure
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--prefix
Specifies the path where Irssi will be installed.
YES, you can install Irssi WITHOUT ROOT permissions
by using --prefix=/home/dir
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-Dwith-proxy=yes
Build the Irssi proxy (see startup-HOWTO).
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-Dwith-perl=[yes|no]
Enable Perl support
yes enable builtin (default)
no disable
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-Dwith-perl-lib=[site|vendor|DIR]
Specify installation dir for Perl libraries
site install in dir for site-specific modules (default)
vendor install in dir for vendor-specific modules
DIR install in DIR
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-Dwith-bot=yes
Build irssi-bot
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-Dwithout-textui=yes
Build without text frontend
If anything is in non-standard path, you can just give the paths in
the -Dc_args and -Dc_link_args options variable, eg.:
meson Build -Dc_args='-I/opt/openssl/include' -Dc_link_args='-L/opt/openssl/lib'
Perl problems
-------------
Perl support generates most of the problems. There's quite a many
things that can go wrong:
- If there's any weird crashing at startup, you might have older irssi's
perl libraries installed somewhere, and you should remove those.
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- If meson complains that it doesn't find some perl stuff, you're
probably missing libperl.so or libperl.a. In debian, you'll need to do
apt-get install libperl-dev
You can verify that the perl module is loaded and working with "/LOAD"
command. It should print something like:
Module Type Submodules
...
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perl dynamic fe core
System specific notes
---------------------
Android
When cross compiling Irssi for Android, you can specify the path of
the cross-perl in the cross file.
You may not have a cross-perl available. In that case, you will have
to manually supply the required Perl arguments in the cross file. See
the commented properties in the example cross file.
An example cross file can be found in the docs folder. To use it, you
would call:
meson Build --cross-file cross-android-aarch64.txt \
--prefix /data/data/com.termux/files/usr \
--libdir lib \
-Dfhs-prefix=/data/data/com.termux/files/usr \
Cygwin
Getting perl scripting to work needs a few things:
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- TODO