Re: [dev] install dwm

From: Anthony Campbell <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:08:37 +0000

On 23 Jan 2012, Nikolay G. Petrov wrote:
> Hi!
> I already tired...I work in dwm on freebsd, but now I need from linux,
> and cannot install from source dwm. My Os is Ubuntu x64 latest, I
> unpack and 'make clean install', and nothing.
> My question, if you have or know a resource that have instruction to
> install dwm on ubuntu I would be glad.
> This is not working to me:
> sudo apt-get build-dep dwm
> apt-get source dwm
> sudo apt-get -b source dwm
> sudo dpkg -i dwm*.deb
> --
> Thanks in advance for 'dwm' (very usefull), and not thanks for absent
> instruction isntall to some famous OS ) .

I use Debian Sid, which is similar though not identical to Ubuntu. I
haven't tried to make a .deb file, which seems like an unnecessary
complication. I simply got the tarball from, unpacked it in
my bome directory, and did "sudo make install" which went off without
problems. The executable is installed in /usr/local/bin by default.

There is a precompiled dwm.deb package available for Debian, but of
course that doesn't let you configure anything, so it's really only
useful if you just want to see how dwm works.

Anthony Campbell - 
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