Building Awesome 3.5 from Source in Debian Sid
// debian, awesome, stupid wiki

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So here's a small how to based on previous rage post with Awesome 3.5

First, install dependencies: (stupid debian wiki not listing every one of them)

sudo apt-get install cmake liblua5.1-dev imagemagick libxcb-randr0-dev libxcb-xtest0-dev libxcb-xinerama0-dev libxcb-shape0-dev libxcb-keysyms1-dev libxcb-icccm4-dev libx11-xcb-dev lua-lgi-dev libstartup-notification0-dev libxdg-basedir-dev libxcb-image0-dev libxcb-util0-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev lua5.1 libxcb-cursor-dev libcairo2-dev

Fetch the source from git with:

git clone git://

cd awesome

git remote add origin-debian git://

git fetch origin-debian

Let's build it!

cmake -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/usr -DSYSCONFDIR=/etc && make

Then install it with:

sudo make install

sudo ldconfig -v

Ta-da! You are done.