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Install aMule 2.2.4 on FreeBSD 6.X, 7.X

Check that your /usr/ports is up-to-date, for example using portsnap:

          portsnap fetch update

(you may need portsnap extract or portsnap fetch extract if not done before, you should be told at the end if this is necessary)

Then, as the ports tree has been updated to 2.2.4, you should be able to just

Install aMule

           cd /usr/ports/net/amule2
           make config
           make install clean

That should download and make all necessary dependencies etc.

But if that doesn't work you can try (should also be useful for a newer version of aMule then 2.2.4 and the cvs):

Upgrade the FreeBSD 6.X (not needed on FreeBSD 7.X) flex release (2.5.4) with the new one (2.5.35):

           cd  /usr/ports/textproc/flex
           make install clean

This installation didn't override the old /usr/bin/, but put a new release on /usr/local/bin/.

Then we need to rename the old flex release:

           mv /usr/bin/flex /usr/bin/flex.old

And check your version with this command:

           flex --version

You should obtain: 2.5.35 (or newer)

Install wxgtk28:

           cd /usr/ports/x11-toolkits/wxgtk28-unicode/
           make install clean

Install cryptopp:

           cd /usr/ports/security/cryptopp
           make install clean

Install GD:

           cd /usr/ports/graphics/gd
           make install clean

Install GeoIP:

           cd /usr/ports/net/GeoIP/
           make install clean

Download the aMule 2.2.4 source code here.

           tar -zxvf aMule-2.2.4.tar.bz2
           cd aMule-2.2.2/

You need to edit the file src/Scanner.l and after the line:

           #include <wx/string.h>

Add the line:

           #include ""

Configure some environement variable, for bash user:

           export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include"
           export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib"

Or for csh user (default under FreeBSD):

           setenv CPPFLAGS "-I/usr/local/include"
           setenv LDFLAGS "-L/usr/local/lib"

Then start the compilation:

           ./configure --prefix=/home/user/aMule-2.2.4/ \
           --with-wx-config=/usr/local/bin/wxgtk2u-2.8-config --with-crypto-prefix=/usr/local/ \
           --disable-debug --with-curl-config=/usr/local/bin/curl-config --enable-webserver  \
           --enable-optimize --with-included-gettext --enable-amule-daemon --enable-amulecmd \
           --enable-cas --enable-alcc --enable-geoip

NOTE: Check configure. Also, change user for your user name.

           gmake install

And start it:

          ./amule-2.2.4/bin/amule &

Configuration info

After successfully installing:

The program directory can be found: (~./aMule/). Means as root:


any other user:


amule.conf can be found directly in the program folder. The webserver config file has to be made:

  1. amuleweb -w.

and is called remote.conf