Thanks to http://www.howtoforge.com/compile-rtorrent-from-svn-ubuntu-8.04-hardy-heron I know all the dependencies to install rtorrent. But I save system installs for aptitude and manual compilations are local. Compiling libtorrent works fine, rtorrent does not. It seems it can't find the libtorrent files. This is my configure line: Code: libtorrent_CFLAGS=/home/user/utils/rtorrent/include/ libtorrent_LIBS=/home/user/utils/rtorrent/lib/ ./configure --prefix=/home/user/utils/rtorrent/ --includedir=/home/user/utils/rtorrent/include/ --libdir=/home/user/utils/rtorrent/lib/ (also tried without the --includedir and --libdir) but it still won't compile. The first error is: Code: g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../.. -I. -I./.. -I../.. -g -O2 -g -DDEBUG -I/usr/include/sigc++-2.0 -I/usr/lib/sigc++-2.0/include /home/user/utils/rtorrent/include/ -MT curl_get.o -MD -MP -MF .deps/curl_get.Tpo -c -o curl_get.o curl_get.cc curl_get.cc:42:32: error: torrent/exceptions.h: No such file or directory I notice there is no -I before my local include dir so I tried the g++ line myself with the -I and it worked. So is the make file not being written right? What do I do? Thanks!