How To Install WeeChat 1.1.1 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, WeeChat is an open-source, multi-platform lightweight and extensible chat client, having a text user interface only. Having support for scripts and plugins that can be loaded either at startup or dynamically, the app has support for IRC.

The latest version available is WeeChat 1.1.1, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • core: fix random error when creating symbolic link weechat-curses on make install with cmake
  • core: fix crash when a root bar has conditions different from active/inactive/nicklist
  • irc: don’t close channel buffer on second /part when option irc.look.part_closes_buffer is off
  • irc: fix /join on a channel buffer opened with autojoin but which failed to join
  • irc: send QUIT to server and no PART for channels when the server buffer is closed
  • irc: fix order of channel buffers opened when option irc.look.server_buffer is set to “independent”, irc.look.buffer_open_before_autojoin to “on” and irc.look.new_channel_position to “near_server”
  • irc: fix crash in buffer close when server name is the same as a channel name

how to install WeeChat 1.1.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install WeeChat 1.1.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing WeeChat 1.1.1 on Ubuntu 15.04, 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 weechat package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nesthib/weechat-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install weechat

Optional, to remove weechat, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove weechat

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