Gaim is an instant messaging client that can connect with a wide range of networks including AIM, ICQ, MSN, Jabber, IRC, Napster, Gadu-Gadu, Zephyr and Yahoo!
Download (HTTP): http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gaim/gaim-1.5.0.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: 9205321ac11fad271c90f2f0d7c5e7ce
Download size: 6.0 MB
Estimated disk space required: 179 MB
Estimated build time: 1.2 SBU
libao-0.8.6, GnuTLS (requires libgpg-error and libgcrypt in that order), Gtkspell, Tcl-8.4.13, Tk-8.4.13, startup-notification-0.8, Audio File-0.2.6, D-BUS-0.62, MIT Kerberos V5-1.6, NAS-1.7, Doxygen-1.4.6, and Avahi
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gaim
To connect with MSN you will need to compile Gaim with SSL support. For this you will need to have already installed libgpg-error, libgcrypt and GnuTLS compiled in that order. Use of the Mozilla SSL library is deprecated.
To compile Gaim with audio support, first install libao-0.8.6.
Compile Gaim by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
If you want to compile Gaim with support for NAS-1.7, configure it like this:
CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/X11R6/include" ./configure --prefix=/usr \ --enable-nas && make
To test the results, issue: make check.
Now, as the root user:
CPPFLAGS=...--enable-nas: To avoid a compilation error the configure script needs to be told to look for the NAS header files in /usr/X11R6/include.
Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600