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Installing on Debian Stretch from our packages repository

At the moment we only support AMD64 binary packages:

    # apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 1AFDEA51
    # wget | apt-key add -
    # echo "deb stretch main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spectrum.list
    # echo "deb beta main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spectrum.list
    # apt-get update 
    # apt-get install spectrum2 spectrum2-backend-libpurple spectrum2-backend-libcommuni spectrum2-backend-twitter

Installing on other Debian/Ubuntu-based distributions

You need to rebuild source libcommuni and spectrum packages from our source package repository:

    $ apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 1AFDEA51 
    $ apt-get install devscripts fakeroot libssl-dev libqt4-dev
    $ echo "deb-src stretch main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spectrum.list
    $ echo "deb beta main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spectrum.list
    $ apt-get update
    # apt-get install libpurple-dev libswiften-dev libprotobuf-dev libmariadbclient-dev liblog4cxx10-dev protobuf-compiler libpopt-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libpqxx3-dev cmake libevent-dev libboost-all-dev libidn11-dev libxml2-dev libavahi-client-dev libavahi-common-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libsqlite3-dev
    $ apt-get source communi spectrum2
    $ cd communi_3.5.0-1 && DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc  && cd ..
    $ cd spectrum2_2.0.4-1 && DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc  && cd ..

When the compilation process has ended the .deb packages for libcommuni and spectrum will be generated in the current directory and can be installed with dpkg -i < filename.deb >.


If you got gpg verification error, then dscverify can not find appropriate keystore, see for fix. This shouldn’t happened if you are install keys and build packages from the same account (Note, building doesn’t require root)

Quick packaging with CPack

If you want to test latest changes and save time on full rebuild of all packages, you can quickly create a single package from usual build tree, like:

    # cpack -G DEB -D CPACK_PACKAGE_CONTACT="Your Name <[email protected]>" -D CPACK_PACKAGE_NAME="spectrum2-nightly" -D CPACK_PACKAGE_FILE_NAME="spectrum2-nightly" -D CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION="2.0.x" -D CPACK_DEBIAN_PACKAGE_DEPENDS="libboost-all-dev (>= 1.49), libc6 (>= 2.14), libswiften2 | libswiften3, libcurl3, liblog4cxx10, libpurple0" -D CPACK_DEBIAN_PACKAGE_CONFLICTS="spectrum2, spectrum2-backend-libpurple, spectrum2-backend-twitter, spectrum2-backend-swiften, spectrum2-dbg, libtransport2.0, libtransport-plugin2.0"