How to compile Conky from source
Using CMake to build Conky is pretty easy, and here is how I do it:
- From the top level source dir, create a build working dir, and cd into it
$ mkdir build $ cd build
- Run the cmake configuration process
$ cmake ../ # pass the path to the sources to cmake
$ ccmake ../ # you can also use the fance curses interface, or try cmake-gui
- Compile as usual, and enjoy the out-of-source goodness
$ make # make install # if you want
There are a number of build options for Conky, and the best way to discover
them is to use the
cmake-gui) CMake tool for browsing them.
Certain Conky build time features (such as doc generation) require third-party applications, which you should be notified of via CMake. In the case of doc generation, you'll need the docbook2X package (available on most distributions).