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Re: Problems building Gaim



On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 15:20:46 -0800
Ralph Alvy <ralvy@warpmail.net> wrote:

> John Peter wrote:
> 
> > I would like to install gaim from unstablle.I am on testing.
> > I edited my sources.list to reflect unstable sources( also
> > added stable ), main, contrib and non-free
> > Then I did :
> > apt-get update
> > apt-get build-dep gaim
>  
> > John
> 
> I am also very new to Debian, but I'm not sure I understand why you
> didn't do it this way:
> 
> apt-get update
> apt-get install gaim
 
One reason. The debian maintainer has a weird numbering scheme. Gaim is
at 0.7.1, not 1:0.6.4.

Best to grab from source.

And I grabbed source directly from gaim.soureforge.com. I by passed
aptitude all together.

I them used checkinstall to created a deb file once I compiled it.

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