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I would like to test a patch to correct the weather applet forecast data issue (See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgweather/+bug/629646) 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,

./configure
make

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
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Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToFix. 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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