Compiling Bluefish from source

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Compiling bluefish from source tarballs[edit]

installing the requirements[edit]

Build requirements:

  • a C compiler (for example gcc or clang-gcc)
  • gnu make

Library / header file requirements:

  • gtk+ 2 or 3 development files (sometimes called libgtk2.0-dev or libgtk2-devel, or libgtk-3-dev)
  • libxml2 development files (sometimes called libxml2-dev or libxml2-devel)

Optional libraries / header files:

  • libenchant + development files (for spell checking, libenchant-dev)
  • libgucharmap + development files (for the character map side pane plugin, libgucharmap-dev)
  • python development files (python-dev or python-devel)

Debian and Ubuntu packages required[edit]

apt install  automake autoconf make libtool intltool libgtk-3-dev libxml2-dev libenchant-2-dev libgucharmap-2-90-dev python3-dev

Debian / Ubuntu packages for the upcoming 2.2.14 release[edit]

apt install automake autoconf make libtool autopoint libgtk-3-dev libxml2-dev libenchant-2-dev libgucharmap-2-90-dev python3-dev

Fedora packages required[edit]

dnf install automake autoconf libtool gtk3-devel enchant2-devel libxml2-devel gucharmap-devel python3-devel gettext-devel

Getting and compiling[edit]

  • get the latest source from
  • unpack
    • for a gzipped file tar -xzf bluefish-2.2.xxxx.tar.gz
    • for a bzipped file tar -xjf bluefish-2.2.xxxx.tar.bz2
  • cd bluefish-2.2.xxxx
  • run ./configure
  • run make
  • switch to root and run make install

Compiling bluefish straight from subversion[edit]

Building (assumes required packages have been installed)[edit]

svn checkout bluefish-code
cd bluefish-code/bluefish
sudo make install

Debian and Ubuntu packages required to build from subversion[edit]

apt install libtool autopoint automake autoconf make libgtk-3-dev libenchant-2-dev libgucharmap-2-90-dev libxml2-dev subversion python3-dev