Termite is my latest favorite terminal, it is simple, it supports themable text colors in configuration. It is lightweight, looks good for ricing. It is also very suitable in combination with tiling window manager. It has mono Dependency, but that’s okay for me.
Installing Termite in Arch based distribution is easy since it is in community repository.
Installing Termite in Debian distribution require manual compilation from git since it is not in official repository. Manual compilation is not a hard thing to do.
But thing get tough when installing vte3-ng in Debian. And installing termite require vte-ng as dependency. There is no guidance about vte-ng compilation dependency.
You can check my dotfiles here.
I don’t really write my own config and themes. Actually I copied them form many sources.
Very simple. Termite is in community package. No need to touch any AUR. This will also install vte3-ng.
This show bright theme
Similar with Arch.
This show dark theme
Install VTE-NG in Debian
In order to install termite in Debian, you need install vte-ng from git.
Since we desire to install manually from git, we shall prepare the directory.
Before you compile vte-ng you should install required dependency.
After this you can safely run
Here is the detail of Dependency requirement
This will also install g++
Install Termite in Debian
Let’s get back to our git directory
No need to install either libglib3.0-cil-dev or gnutls-bin
Issue with Debian
If you have trouble with xfce4-terminal, simply remove symbolic link, or any vte generated in /usr/local/lib .
I think that’s all.