The manual covers only installation from source.

peekabot is divided into two distinct parts: the server and the client API. Both are built by default but you can disable building of either by configuring with --disable-server and --disable-client-lib respectively. Building only the client requires fewer dependencies.

Before starting the installation, make sure your system has all the dependencies listed below installed:

* Not required when building only the client API. ** Only needed if building the unit tests (disabled by default).

All set and ready to continue? Good.

peekabot leverages GNU Autoconf and friends for building - if you've ever used open source software on a unix you're probably already familiar with them. The usual ./configure, make, make install-ritual usually does the trick:

$ tar xvzpf peekabot-x.y.z.tar.gz 
$ cd peekabot-x.y.z
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install (as root!) 

If everything went according to plan, you should be able to start the peekabot server by typing peekabot in your terminal.

If you want to build the included examples, configure with the --enable-examples flag.
If configuring fails, ./configure --help lists options that you might be able to use to solve your problem.

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