Sunday, February 12, 2012

How to compile putty

So you need to hack putty, but when you try to compile it, it chokes. Here's what you need (in addition to build-essential and the like).

Putty uses the GTK library, so you need the developer's version of that. I'm using:
# apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev

That's it. Now, install the Terminus fonts package:
# apt-get install xfonts-terminus

Now compile and run it:
$ cd putty-0.62/unix
$ make -f Makefile.gtk
$ ./putty

Using the setup menus, set the default translation to UTF-8 and the default font to Terminus.

That's it.

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