HOWTO: Install FrostWire

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Getting FrostWire to work on Sabayon Linux has been a frustration up until now. By following the steps below you'll have FrostWire working in a matter of minutes.

Be sure to run emerge --sync && layman -S before proceding.

Step 1. In a terminal, become root.


Enter your root password when prompted.

Step 2. Emerge Sun's Java.

# emerge sun-jre-bin

Step 3. Emerge FrostWire.

# emerge frostwire-bin

Step 4. These steps are borrowed from the Compiz-Fusion Update Guide.

# echo "x11-libs/libX11 xcb" >> /etc/portage/package.use
# emerge x11-libs/libX11
# CFLAGS="-DNDEBUG" emerge x11-libs/libxcb

Step 5. Make the FrostWire run script executable.

# chmod +x /usr/share/frostwire/

Step 6. Click on the FrostWire entry in your menu, or just type "frostwire" (no quotes) in your console (as a regular user) and hit enter. It should work now.