To install chicken you must at least have the development headers for X11, XRender, and Xft. On Debian, you can do this by installing the packages libx11-dev, libxrender-dev, and libxft-dev. You must also have the chicken package installed.
The preferred and easiest way to install chicken is to use
chicken-install -s mowedline
-s switch tells chicken-install to use sudo to get root
privileges. This is preferable to using
Installing mowedline from source
If you want to build and/or install mowedline from source you should
first install all its dependencies. Some of these might already be
installed. You can check with
The most up-to-date list of dependencies can always be found in the
mowedline.meta file in the source code repository.
- change directory to where you keep source code, e.g.
git clone git://github.com/retroj/mowedline.git
chicken-install -sif you want to build and install,
chicken-install -nif you only want to build.
- If you didn't install, you now have mowedline and mowedline-client binaries that you can symlink into a $PATH directory (like ~/bin/ or /usr/local/bin).
If you run into any problems, please have a look at the troubleshooting page.