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I would like to test a patch to correct the weather applet forecast data issue (See but unsure on how to recompile the libgweather source. Are you able to provide either instructions or URL's on how to perform this?

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This Guide will get you started quite quickly.

Often, there are just two steps to compiling software from source,


but much software provides a README file with instructions if there's anything special to be done.

Libgweather also provides an INSTALL file, which has detailed information on how to install once you've compiled it sucessfully.

A patch-file can be applied with

patch -p0 < patchfile.patch
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Sorry for the long reply. After recompiling the libgweather source with the patch (weather-bom.c.patch), installed the deb package then moving the lib files to the correct directory (From /usr/local/lib to /usr/lib), this resolves the issue :). It would be better if the patch was upstream though. Thank you very much for your help Stefano & others. – muffinman Jan 20 '11 at 23:28

Please see Quite a few of the Ubuntu developers are available via IRC in the #ubuntu-motu channel, too. Feel free to ask us for pointers. Thanks for your interest in helping resolve this bug!

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Thanks for your reply Daniel. Was able to resolve (See below). Will have to look IRC as I've heard about it but never tried it. Hopefully not hard to setup / join. Cheers. – muffinman Jan 20 '11 at 23:31

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