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gaim-2.0.0beta3 .deb package for ubuntu dapper

Posted by chantra on April 19th, 2006

Gaim-2.0 is not yet stable, but beta versions are out :) . Since March 29th, 2006, the beta version has been released.

It doesn't seem that gaim-2.0 is going to make it into Ubuntu Dapper.

I've created a .deb for gaim-2.0. People who want to try it out are welcome ;).

Nota: Before installing this version of gaim, please uninstall every gaim-1.x deb package like this:

tester@laptop:~$sudo apt-get remove `dpkg --get-selections gaim* | tr -s 't' ' ' | cut -f1 -d' '`

Now that everything is cleant up. it is time to install gaim-2.0. Download gaim_2.0.0beta3-0ubuntu1_i386 .deb and install it.

tester@laoptop:~$sudo dpkg -i gaim_2.0.0beta3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

Edit: I have remade the package properly (splitted gaim, gaim-data and gaim-dev, as the 1.5 version was made). You can now get the packages at the following urls:

Edit 2: gaim is now available from debuntu dapper's deb repository.
Download at least gaim-data and gaim .deb package, now install them.

tester@laptop:~$sudo dpkg -i gaim-data_2.0.0beta3-2ubuntu0_all.deb
tester@laptop:~$sudo dpkg -i gaim_2.0.0beta3-2ubuntu0_i386.deb

You might as well download gaim-libnotify if you would like to gaim more eye-kandy stuff :).
Here we go, it is ready to fire up. Launch gaim and enjoy.

Your comment are welcome ;)

cheerio, chantra

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