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The primary URL for tucnak downloading is .

Download first source code or binary packages of Tucnak. There are maybe binary packages for your distribution but it can be out of date.

Tucnak requires glib 2 library. It's probably part of your distribution. If you want to compile Tucnak from source code you must have installed development version of glib library too (devel package - libglib2.0-dev*.deb (Debian), glib-devel*.rpm (RedHat), libglib2.0*.rpm (Mandrake)). The library you can download from (not :-)

Since 2.0 it's mandatory to have installed SDL library (if you can compile it from source code you must have install devel packages too - libsdl1.2-dev*.deb (Debian), SDL-devel-1.2*.rpm (RedHat), libSDL1.2-devel*.rpm (Mandrake).

Installation from source code

Installation from source code is universal way to install program. There must be installed developments tools for C language on your PC.

tar xzf tucnak2-2.07.tar.gz
cd tucnak2-2.07
make install

Program is normally installed into directory /usr/local/bin. Maybe you will need to add path to Tucnak binary. You can add line export HOME=/usr/local/bin:$HOME to end of file /etc/rc.local in bash shell and then restart rc.local (or restart system).

Configuration files are allways saved in ~/tucnak directory.

Install on Debian


Simplest way is to add lines

deb binary-i386/
deb-src source/

to your /etc/apt/sources.list . After it use

apt-get update
apt-get install tucnak2

Download manually and install

Download package tucnak2-2.07*_i386.deb. Install it by command:

dpkg --install tucnak2-2.07*_i386.deb

Download sources and create package

If binary package doesn't present, create them by extracting source code by commnad:

make deb

Install on RedHat like distribution

Download package tucnak2-2.07*.i386.rpm, and install it by command:

rpm -i tucnak2-2.07*.i386.rpm

If rpm binary package doesn't exists, create them by extracting source code and execute commnads: (you must install package rpm-build first on Mandrake)

make rpm

Source package RPM (SRPM) you can create by:

make srpm

Files are saved in /usr/src/[redhat|RPM|packages|rpm]/* (depending on your distribution). Is necessary to have a write right to this directory.

Remark: Creating RPM packages isn't perfectly tested. If you have any question for function or you know how to fix any mistake then write me, please.

Install on Gentoo

You can find Tucnak also on Gentoo Linux. You can find it in the "sunrise" overlay for user contributed ebuilds (see

Please see how to add the overlay to your portage sources.

Because Tucnak is marked unstable (not maintained by gentoo devs) in sunrise you have to use

 ACCECPT_KEYWORDS=~x86 emerge tucnak2

to build it for your system. You can set USE-flags 'alsa', 'ftdi', 'gpm' and 'hamlib' to enable the support for Audio I/O via Alsa, USB support for coming DAVAC-4 device, console based mouse-driver and hamlib support.

At the moment it only supports x86 architectures. If you want to use it on other architectures (ppc, amd64, ...) please contact me by mail.