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Compile latest unison on Ubuntu lucid

Short version: You need to apt-get the packages ocaml and liblablgtk2-ocaml-dev, download and unpack the unison tarball you want, then run “make:

Change filename in the following as necessary to download the tarball you want:

wget http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison//download/releases/stable/unison-2.40.63.tar.gz
tar xvfz unison*tar.gz
cd unison*
sudo aptitude install ocaml
make UISTYLE=text
sudo aptitude install liblablgtk2-ocaml-dev
make unison

Maybe compiling the text version can be skipped. I then move the unison executable to my local ~/bin/ and execute from the command line. You may need to “sudo make” for system wide install.

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