Introduction to HexChat

HexChat is an IRC chat program. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, have private one-on-one conversations, etc. File transfers are also possible.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.2 platform.

Package Information

HexChat Dependencies





dbus-glib-0.110, ISO Codes-3.77, libcanberra-0.30, libnotify-0.7.7, pciutils-3.5.6, and libproxy

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/hexchat

Installation of HexChat

Install HexChat by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-python --enable-python=python3: By default, configure will look for Python 2 to build the Python plugin and will error out if it can't find it. Use one of these switches if you wish to either disable the plugin or use Python 3 instead.


Installed Program: hexchat
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/lib/hexchat

Short Descriptions


is a graphical Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client.

Last updated on 2018-02-25 17:46:34 -0800