February 7, 2010

Installing qGTalk In Ubuntu 9.10

A few days back I came to know about qGTalk. So I decided to give it a try.


1. Download the package from here.

2. Then, check whether the dependencies, i.e., libglib2.0-dev, libqt4-dev, g++, libgloox and Qt 4.3 are met.

If you have problems resolving the dependencies, try installing from Synaptic Package Manager or apt-get or try downloading the package. In my case, libglib2.0-dev, libqt4-dev and libgloox weren't installed, and I also had problem in installing them using the package managers. So, I downloaded them.

i) Open a terminal and type:

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/24833148/libqt4-dev_4.5.0-0ubuntu4_i386.deb

libglib2.0-dev can be installed using Synaptic Package Manager, but if you wish to download,

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/36376694/libglib2.0-dev_2.22.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ wget http://camaya.net/download/gloox-1.0.tar.bz2

(With the help of Irfan from nitdgplug mailing list.)

ii) Double-click and install the .deb files. For installing gloox-1.0, extract, configure, compile and install. Read the INSTALL file in the extracted folder.

3. Then, follow the steps given on the same page.

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ tar zxf qGTalk_en-0.1.9.tar.gz
varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ cd qGTalk_en-0.1.9/
varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ qmake-qt4 qGTalk.pro
varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ make
varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ sudo make install

4. Launch it from Applications-> Internet-> qGTalk.


varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ /qGTalk_en-0.1.9/qGTalk/
varsha@varsha-laptop:~/qGTalk_en-0.1.9/qGTalk/$ sudo make uninstall

This might show you an error, but removes qGTalk from your system.