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Install Boost and libidn

You have to have boost-devel and libidn-devel installed before compiling Swiften, otherwise it will compile against bundled version of Boost and libidn and Spectrum compilation will fail.

Install Swiften from git repository:

git clone git://swift.im/swift
cd swift
git checkout swift-3.0
./scons V=1 swiften_dll=1 Swiften SWIFTEN_INSTALLDIR=/usr/local force-configure=1
sudo ./scons V=1 swiften_dll=1 Swiften SWIFTEN_INSTALLDIR=/usr/local /usr/local

Note - If the output of “./scons” command contains following during the configure stage, you don’t have boost-devel or libidn-devel installed during the compilation and Swiften won’t work properly:

Checking for C++ header file boost/signals.hpp... no
....
Checking for C library idn... no

The proper configure script output looks like this:

scons: Reading SConscript files ...
Checking whether the C++ compiler worksyes
Checking whether the C compiler worksyes
Checking for C library z... yes
Checking for C library resolv... yes
Checking for C library pthread... yes
Checking for C library dl... yes
Checking for C library m... yes
Checking for C library c... yes
Checking for C library stdc++... yes
Checking for C++ header file boost/signals.hpp... yes
Checking for C library boost_signals... yes
Checking for C++ header file boost/thread.hpp... yes
Checking for C library boost_thread... no
Checking for C library boost_thread-mt... yes
Checking for C++ header file boost/regex.hpp... yes
Checking for C library boost_regex... yes
Checking for C++ header file boost/program_options.hpp... yes
Checking for C library boost_program_options... yes
Checking for C++ header file boost/filesystem.hpp... yes
Checking for C library boost_filesystem... yes
Checking for C++ header file boost/system/system_error.hpp... yes
Checking for C library boost_system... yes
Checking for C++ header file boost/date_time/date.hpp... yes
Checking for C library boost_date_time... yes
Checking for C++ header file boost/uuid/uuid.hpp... yes
Checking for C function XScreenSaverQueryExtension()... yes
Checking for package gconf-2.0... yes
Checking for C header file gconf/gconf-client.h... yes
Checking for C library gconf-2... yes
Checking for C header file libxml/parser.h... no
Checking for C header file libxml/parser.h... yes
Checking for C library xml2... yes
Checking for C header file idna.h... yes
Checking for C library idn... yes
Checking for C header file readline/readline.h... yes
Checking for C library readline... yes
Checking for C header file avahi-client/client.h... yes
Checking for C library avahi-client... yes
Checking for C library avahi-common... yes
Checking for C header file openssl/ssl.h... yes

Note that you have to have at least Python 2.5 to build Swiften.

Install Google protobuf

In Fedora, you just have to install following packages:

sudo yum install protobuf protobuf protobuf-devel

Install Libpurple for libpurple backend

You should definitely have latest libpurple, so download Pidgin and compile it, because your distribution probably doesn’t have the latest one.

Install libCommuni for libCommuni IRC backend

The instructions are defined on libCommuni wiki.

Install Spectrum 2

git clone git://github.com/hanzz/spectrum2.git
cd spectrum2
cmake . -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug
make

Before running make, check cmake output if the supported features are OK for you. If not, install libraries needed by Spectrum to provide specific feature.

You can also install spectrum using sudo make install.