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Simple Script for install i3-gaps on ubuntu 18.04
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i3-gaps Install for Ubuntu 18.04

This is just a simple instruction set for installing i3-gaps with all the bells and whistles

Installing i3-gaps


i3-gaps has some packages that are required for it to work so install these things:

sudo apt install libxcb1-dev libxcb-keysyms1-dev libpango1.0-dev libxcb-util0-dev libxcb-icccm4-dev libyajl-dev libstartup-notification0-dev libxcb-randr0-dev libev-dev libxcb-cursor-dev libxcb-xinerama0-dev libxcb-xkb-dev libxkbcommon-dev libxkbcommon-x11-dev autoconf xutils-dev libtool 

You also need to install libxcb-xrm-dev, but I got Unable to locate package libxcb-xrm-dev when trying to install from the apt repositories on Ubuntu 16.04. If this happens to you, just install it from source using these commands:

mkdir tmp
cd /tmp
git clone
cd xcb-util-xrm
git submodule update --init
./ --prefix=/usr
sudo make install


gaps also needs to be installed from source so run these commands:

cd /tmp
git clone i3-gaps
cd i3-gaps
git checkout gaps && git pull
autoreconf --force --install
rm -rf build
mkdir build
cd build
../configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
sudo make install

Now i3-gaps should be installed.


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