How-To: Compile and Install Wesnoth 1.6 from Source in Debian Lenny and Ubuntu 8.10

The Battle for Wesnoth is a free turn-based strategy game licensed under the GPL. After over one year of constant development, a new stable version, 1.6, was released on March 22, 2009, featuring many graphics and gameplay improvements. To count just a few, you can now log into the multiplayer server using the username and password from the Wesnoth forums; the game includes new graphics for terrain and units (including several new portraits); a new campaign, called 'The Legend of Wesmere' is also available, and it allows the AI to control an allied side. To compile this release of Wesnoth on Debian Lenny or Ubuntu Intrepid, you only need to follow the steps below.