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First, you need to enable the edge repository. For that, issue

mpkg-enable_rep repo_num

where repo_num is the number of edge repo in the output of mkpg-list_rep. If there is no edge repository, you need to add it manually:


After that, you can issue

mpkg search leechcraft

to see what packages of LeechCraft are available and install the ones you want, for example, for Aggregator, Azoth and Poshuku:

mpkg install leechcraft-aggregator leechcraft-azoth leechcraft-poshuku

LeechCraft has PKGBUILDs in AUR, so to install it, you first need yaourt:

pacman -Sy yaourt

Then, just issue

yaourt -S leechcraft-git

Packages for Debian Wheezy/Sid are available in this unofficial repo. Instructions for enabling that repository could be found on the linked page.

Each LeechCraft plugin is packaged in a separate package. To install all LeechCraft plugins, just select leechcraft, the rest will be pulled automatically.

LeechCraft is currently available in an OBS repo for Fedora 19 and 20.

After adding the repo, issue the following command to install all LeechCraft modules (which is recommended):

sudo yum install "leechcraft*"

You may also want to install only a part of the modules. In this case issue the following to find all available packages with LeechCraft modules:

yum search leechcraft

LeechCraft is available in the official Gentoo Portage tree. The most recent version is currently in ~arch, and live ebuilds for the master branch are masked.

To install the metapackage which would pull all the plugins available, issue:

emerge -av leechcraft-meta

All LeechCraft packages reside in a single category app-leechcraft/. To see the list of available ebuild, issue the following (assuming you have eix installed):

eix -c app-leechcraft/

If you prefer sets (starting with Portage 2.2), you can select any of the following loosely categorized ones:

  • leechcraft-clients-live for clients for various services like SeekThru or vGrabber;
  • leechcraft-net-live for networking utilities and modules like Aggregator or Poshuku;
  • leechcraft-tools-live for various helper utilities like Summary or HistoryHolder.
  • leechcraft-live for all of them.

Alternatively, you could manually install every plugin.

Please note that subplugins are toggled via USE flags of first-level plugins.

Starting with openSUSE 12.2 LeechCraft is in default OSS repositories. To install it, just issue the following:

zypper in leechcraft*

For the latest milestone of LeechCraft the network repository needs to be added, so issue

zypper ar -f -r
zypper in leechcraft*

replacing 13.2 in the first command with your current distro version.

To be on the bleeding edge and get most recent snapshots of the master development branch. add the corresponding repo by issuing

zypper ar -f -r

If you feel like the packages are too old, don't hesitate filling an issue against DA for a version bump.

Alternatively, you can use official openSUSE packages search.

Installation for Slackware is pretty simple: just download packages for your architecture (pkg for x86, pkg64 for x86_64) from our repo and install them with:

updatepkg --install-new packagename

For running LeechCraft, you would also need qjson, which could be obtained from here: or be installed using slapt-get from repository.

The source directory contains scripts for building the packages and all the required information. Documentation regarding using and modifying slackbuilds could be obtained at

Have fun!

LeechCraft 0.5.60 and later is available for Ubuntu Oneiric and Precise. Version 0.5.0 is also available for Maverick and Natty.

Add PPA with Weekly Builds (recommended):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tehnick/leechcraft-unstable

Alternatively, you can use PPA with stable releases:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tehnick/leechcraft-stable

Update (like aptitude update) and install leechcraft via aptitude, Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic, Muon or whatever package manager you like.

The leechcraft package pulls the full LeechCraft set. To install only parts of it, you can just select relevant plugins (they all begin with leechcraft-). If you want to help us with debugging LeechCraft, install leechcraft-dbg package.

LeechCraft is available for FreeBSD-current. To install, issue

portmaster x11/leechcraft

make -C x11/leechcraft install clean

Currently LeechCraft is represented by a single port file for all plugins.

LeechCraft supports Mac OS X 10.9 and more recent versions.

The latest installer is for the 0.6.70 version, dated July 28, 2014. You can get it here.

Previous LeechCraft build supporting previous Mac OS versions (10.7 and 10.8) is for the 0.6.0 version, dated September 12, 2013. It is available here.

There are two installers, for x86_64 and i686 architectures. Both are for LeechCraft 0.6.70, dated August 04, 2014.

Please note that Windows is not as supported as other OSes, so crashes and bugs that can't be reproduced on Linux won't be considered.


The sources for the git HEAD could be downloaded from Github. There are also tar.xz archives with weekly snapshots at our server.

If you want the last bleeding-edge LeechCraft, you could always build from source.