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1I2P source installation instructions
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3Prerequisites to build from source:
4        Java SDK (preferably Sun) 1.5.0 or higher (1.6 recommended)
5        Apache Ant 1.7.0 or higher
6        Optional, For multilanguage support: The xgettext, msgfmt, and msgmerge tools installed
7        from the GNU gettext package http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/
8
9To build and install I2P from source, you must first build
10and package up the appropriate installer by running:
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12  ant pkg
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15This will produce a few key files:
16* install.jar:    the GUI and console installer
17* i2pinstall.exe: the GUI and console installer wrapped for cross-platform execution
18* i2pupdate.zip:  the update package
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20From there, you can run the headless (console mode) installer:
21  java -jar i2pinstall.exe -console
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23Or run the GUI installer:
24  java -jar i2pinstall.exe
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26Or move the update file into an existing installation directory and restart.
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28Supported JVMs:
29  Windows: Latest available from http://java.sun.com/ (1.5+ supported)
30  Linux:   Latest available from http://java.sun.com/ (1.5+ supported)
31  FreeBSD: Sun 1.5-compatible (NIO required)
32  various: http://www.kaffe.org/ Sun 1.5-compatible (NIO required)
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