How To Install HexChat 2.10.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivatives

As you may know, HexChat is an IRC client,. It is based on XChat, but works on both Windows and Linux/Unix.

Main features:

  • Easy to use and customizable interface
  • Cross-platform on Windows, OS X, and Unix-like OSes
  • Highly scriptable with Python and Perl
  • Translated in multiple languages
  • Fully open source and actively developed
  • Multi-network with auto-connect, join, and identify
  • Spellcheck, Proxies, SASL, DCC support and more

The latest version available is HexChat 2.10.1, which comes with the below changes:

  • add configure check for python 3.4
  • improve spell check handling apostrophes
  • disable unsupported tray feature on Elementary OS
  • fix possible crash in banlist
  • fix some crashes in pluginpref API
  • fix crash in spell check
  • fix notify list being sent to wrong networks
  • fix scrolling the chanview on Unix
  • fix FiSHLiM decryption when identify-msg is enabled
  • fix expanding ~user on Unix
  • update translations
  • update network list

how to install HexChat 2.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install HexChat 2.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing HexChat 2.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the hexchat package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/hexchat-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install hexchat

Optional, to remove hexchat, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove hexchat

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One comment on “How To Install HexChat 2.10.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivatives
  1. George Mulak says:

    Thank you so much for the help installing. I think it does work better. However, HexChat is still not alerting me when my Nick is mentioned in the chat. It would be helpful to hear a beep, as I do in the “other” OS.

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