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last ride with compiz: build it on debian jessie
#!/bin/bash
# http://wiki.compiz.org/C%2B%2BCompiling
# This is basically a script version of the official documentation above
# with a few fix needed to successfully compile on debian jessie
wget https://launchpad.net/compiz/0.9.10/0.9.10.0/+download/compiz-0.9.10.0.tar.bz2
tar -xf compiz-0.9.10.0.tar.bz2
rm compiz-0.9.10.0.tar.bz2
cd compiz-0.9.10.0/
mkdir build
cd build
# if in /opt or any other place without full write perms remember to:
# chown -R fra:fra compiz-0.9.10.0/
# or make will fail
dependencies=(
build-essential
cmake
libcairo2-dev
librsvg2-dev
libglib2.0-dev
libpng12-dev
libdbus-1-dev
libboost-dev
libboost-serialization-dev
libxml2-dev
libgl1-mesa-dev
libglu1-mesa-dev
libwnck-dev
libgconf2-dev
libx11-xcb-dev
libxslt1-dev
libnotify-dev
libmetacity-dev
python-gtk2-dev
libgnome-desktop-dev
gnome-control-center-dev
intltool
cython
python2.7-dev
libglibmm-2.4-dev
libprotobuf-dev
python-pyrex
xsltproc
)
sudo aptitude install ${dependencies[@]}
cmake ../
make
# if make fails with something like: No rule to make target `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so'
# just check where the .so file is on ur system, and replace eventual broken symlink like:
# sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so
# sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libGL.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so
# should happens just with nvidia driver though
sudo make install
sudo make findcompiz_install
sudo make findcompizconfig_install
# https://bugs.launchpad.net/compiz/+bug/1136011
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/compizconfig.so /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compizconfig.so
# check if you have /usr/local/lib in your /etc/ld.so.conf.d/libc.conf and add the path if needed
# so that you don't have to deal with export LD_LIBRARY_PATH every time
sudo ldconfig
# now for the first run start ccsm before compiz, enable the window decorator plugin and configure it with gtk-window-decorator or whatever u like
# enable resizing, dragging and basic functions of the windows, and u're ready to go:
# compiz --replace ccp
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jssilva25 commented Aug 31, 2014

Hello,
I'm trying to build compiz to run on debian jessie/sid with xfce but I'm having trouble with make which terminates with error:
In file included from /home/me/data/src/compiz-0.9.10.0/gtk/window-decorator/gwd-metacity-window-decoration-util.c:22:0:
/home/me/data/src/compiz-0.9.10.0/gtk/window-decorator/gwd-metacity-window-decoration-util.h:24:47: fatal error: metacity-1/metacity-private/theme.h: No such file or directory
#include <metacity-1/metacity-private/theme.h>
^
compilation terminated.

Can you please help?
Thank you,
jssilva

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vladtepe commented Apr 21, 2015

When i try to start compiz i get this:

root@Debian:/home/vladtepe# compiz –replace ccp
compiz (core) – Info: Loading plugin: core
compiz (core) – Info: Starting plugin: core
compiz (core) – Info: Loading plugin: ccp
compiz (core) – Info: Starting plugin: ccp
compizconfig – Info: Backend : ini
compizconfig – Info: Integration : true
compizconfig – Info: Profile : default
compiz (core) – Warn: SmcOpenConnection failed: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

any idea why this happen?

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crypdick commented Jan 28, 2016

These instructions made my system unstable. How do I uninstall this? I've tried apt-get remove ccsm and dpkg -r ccsm without luck.

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frankIT commented Oct 15, 2016

I wrote this script in 2014, when jessie was still in testing. A lot of packages were updated since then, and I don't use compiz anymore. This was my "last ride" with it. So, if you wish, just take it as a base to make your own build tool, forking the gist as other few did. I'm not into that anymore, sorry :\

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