View Full Version : Gaim 1.1.0

December 7th, 2004, 11:50 PM

The latest version of Gaim included an important bugfix: the `Switchboard Error` (MSN). In Holland, where I live, MSN is more populair than mobile phones (according to the newspapers). Those switchboard errors make Gaim pretty unusable. So I was wondering if an update will become available in the warty-updates repository.

For now:
I compiled gaim + gaim encryption in /opt/gaim-1.1.0. For those interested:

Just extract the tarball in the root-directory. But check the package first: I might have included a chrootkit :grin: (just kiddin', checking is a good thing to do though). Run /opt/gaim-1.1.0/bin/gaim, which should not conflict with /usr/bin/gaim. Don't forget to update your icons.

Note: It would have been better to create a .deb file, I know. But since I am new to Ubuntu/Debian, I have no idea how to do it. So I gave it the Slack' approach.


December 8th, 2004, 01:07 AM
if u don't want change ur icons:

open the console, type:

sudo mv /usr/bin/gaim /usr/bin/gaim-0.9
sudo ln -s /opt/gaim-1.1.0/bin/gaim /usr/bin/gaim


December 9th, 2004, 02:07 AM
Or, use Warty Backports: http://ubuntu-bp.sourceforge.net