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== Read me first ==
 
== Read me first ==
After installing, you'll have an <code>xmonad</code> binary on your system. From there, you'll need to [[Xmonad/Configuring your login manager|wire xmonad up to your login manager]].
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After installing, you'll have an <code>xmonad</code> binary on your system. From there, you'll need to [[Xmonad/Frequently_asked_questions#How_can_I_use_xmonad_with_a_display_manager.3F_.28xdm.2C_kdm.2C_gdm.29|wire xmonad up to your login manager]].
   
 
== Linux ==
 
== Linux ==
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=== Debian ===
 
=== Debian ===
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To install:
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$ apt-get install xmonad # for just the xmonad binary, without the ability to configure
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In addition to that, if you want to write a configuration file, you should get one of these:
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$ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev # for all of xmonad core and xmonad-contrib (depends on the following pkg)
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$ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-dev # for just xmonad core
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There are also -doc and -prof suffixes for various packages. I'm not sure what they contain.
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Note: The are backports available for debian etch at http://newpeople.debian.org/~jps/etch/.
   
 
=== Fedora ===
 
=== Fedora ===
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To install:
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$ yum install xmonad
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Additionally install ghc-xmonad-devel and ghc-xmonad-contrib-devel
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$ yum install ghc-xmonad-contrib-devel
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xmonad is also available in EPEL for rhel6.
   
 
=== Gentoo ===
 
=== Gentoo ===
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if you only want to install xmonad without contrib you could use:
 
if you only want to install xmonad without contrib you could use:
 
$ emerge xmonad
 
$ emerge xmonad
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An actively maintained [[Gentoo|haskell]] overlay contains many
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newer or more obscure versions of projects, including ebuilds for
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darcs xmonad/contrib, cabal-install, haskellmode for vim, and many
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other goodies.
   
 
=== Gobo ===
 
=== Gobo ===
   
 
=== NixOS ===
 
=== NixOS ===
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To install:
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#nix-env --install xmonad
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the correct version for your arch should be then installed and you will have to take the configuration from there, currently (2011-08-18) this does not result in a working xmonad.
   
 
=== Slackware ===
 
=== Slackware ===
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=== Ubuntu ===
 
=== Ubuntu ===
$ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev # for all of xmonad core and xmonad-contrib
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See [[#Debian]].
or else:
 
$ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-dev # for just xmonad core
 
or else:
 
$ apt-get install xmonad # for just the xmonad binary, without the ability to configure
 
   
Note: On Hardy Heron and earlier, the libghc6-x11-dev package was compiled without Xinerama support. This means that if you want multi-monitor support, you will either need to upgrade to Intrepid Ibez or install xmonad (and the Haskell X11 library on which it depends) through one of the [[#Generic]] options.
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Note: On Hardy Heron and earlier, the libghc6-x11-dev package was compiled without Xinerama support. This means that if you want multi-monitor support, you have three options:
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* upgrade to >= Intrepid Ibex
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* install xmonad (and the Haskell X11 library on which it depends) through one of the [[#Generic]] options
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* follow the instructions in [http://basildoncoder.com/blog/2008/08/10/ubuntu-xmonad-and-an-ode-to-apt/ this blog post] to recompile the libghc6-x11-dev yourself (unverified)
   
 
== BSD ==
 
== BSD ==
 
=== FreeBSD ===
 
=== FreeBSD ===
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For only the window manager:
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# cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/hs-xmonad
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# sudo make install distclean
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And the contrib package:
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# cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/hs-xmonad-contrib
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# sudo make install distclean
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=== NetBSD ===
 
=== NetBSD ===
 
=== OpenBSD ===
 
=== OpenBSD ===
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$ port install ghc
 
$ port install ghc
 
And then follow one of the [[#Generic]] instructions.
 
And then follow one of the [[#Generic]] instructions.
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Alternatively install a ghc wrapper and xmonad with [http://nixos.org/nix/ Nix].
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$ nix-env -i <package>
   
 
See more at [[Xmonad/Using xmonad on Apple OSX]].
 
See more at [[Xmonad/Using xmonad on Apple OSX]].

Latest revision as of 23:31, 28 December 2011

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[edit] 1 Read me first

After installing, you'll have an xmonad binary on your system. From there, you'll need to wire xmonad up to your login manager.

[edit] 2 Linux

[edit] 2.1 Arch

 $ pacman -S xmonad-contrib # for the xmonad core and contrib packages

or else:

 $ pacman -S xmonad         # for just the xmonad core package

See xmonad on ArchWiki for more info.

[edit] 2.2 Debian

To install:

 $ apt-get install xmonad                     # for just the xmonad binary, without the ability to configure

In addition to that, if you want to write a configuration file, you should get one of these:

 $ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev # for all of xmonad core and xmonad-contrib (depends on the following pkg)
 $ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-dev         # for just xmonad core

There are also -doc and -prof suffixes for various packages. I'm not sure what they contain.

Note: The are backports available for debian etch at http://newpeople.debian.org/~jps/etch/.

[edit] 2.3 Fedora

To install:

 $ yum install xmonad

Additionally install ghc-xmonad-devel and ghc-xmonad-contrib-devel

 $ yum install ghc-xmonad-contrib-devel

xmonad is also available in EPEL for rhel6.

[edit] 2.4 Gentoo

 $ emerge xmonad-contrib 
 # the contrib package depends on xmonad so it gets also installed
 if you only want to install xmonad without contrib you could use:
 $ emerge xmonad
 An actively maintained haskell overlay contains many
 newer or more obscure versions of projects, including ebuilds for
 darcs xmonad/contrib, cabal-install, haskellmode for vim, and many
 other goodies.

[edit] 2.5 Gobo

[edit] 2.6 NixOS

To install:

  #nix-env --install xmonad

the correct version for your arch should be then installed and you will have to take the configuration from there, currently (2011-08-18) this does not result in a working xmonad.

[edit] 2.7 Slackware

[edit] 2.8 Source Mage

[edit] 2.9 Ubuntu

See #Debian.

Note: On Hardy Heron and earlier, the libghc6-x11-dev package was compiled without Xinerama support. This means that if you want multi-monitor support, you have three options:

  • upgrade to >= Intrepid Ibex
  • install xmonad (and the Haskell X11 library on which it depends) through one of the #Generic options
  • follow the instructions in this blog post to recompile the libghc6-x11-dev yourself (unverified)

[edit] 3 BSD

[edit] 3.1 FreeBSD

For only the window manager:

 # cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/hs-xmonad
 # sudo make install distclean

And the contrib package:

 # cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/hs-xmonad-contrib
 # sudo make install distclean

[edit] 3.2 NetBSD

[edit] 3.3 OpenBSD

xmonad is in the ports tree. To install it,

 sudo pkg_add xmonad

[edit] 4 Mac OS X

Install ghc using MacPorts:

 $ port install ghc

And then follow one of the #Generic instructions.

Alternatively install a ghc wrapper and xmonad with Nix.

 $ nix-env -i <package>

See more at Xmonad/Using xmonad on Apple OSX.

[edit] 5 Generic

[edit] 5.1 From tarball

[edit] 5.2 From Hackage

xmonad can be installed from source on any system with an up-to-date Haskell toolchain:

 $ cabal install xmonad