Gwibber Installation on Arch Linux

Gwibber.icoGwibber is a Micro Blogging client allowing you to read and send to services such as http://identi.ca and http://twitter.com Installing Gwibber on your lovely Arch system can be a little bit of a pain I generally use a wiki to help me install and configure however this time around I had to do some extra work so I thought I would write it up in case others had the same problems.

First of all you will need to install yaourt this will enable you to use the AUR repository. As you can see there is a couple of ways of installing it choose whatever method is best for you. Once that’s done we will need to do the following;

su -

yaourt -S bzr
yaourt -S python-simplejson dbus-python python-notify pywebkitgtk-svn python-egenix-mx-base
yaourt -S python-feedparser pyxdg python-distutils-extra pil desktopcouch python-pycurl python-mako

bzr branch lp:gwibber
cd gwibber/
python setup.py install

I'd suggest starting it from a terminal 1st time around just in case there are any errors, add your services such as identi.ca and away you go.

2 Comments

  1. Ionut Biru says:

    what’s wrong on using one of bzr builds from aur for gwibber? having files lying around on the file system without pacman know about is wrong.

  2. dick_turpin says:

    Most of the bzr builds would not work for me or many other Arch users (Check the identi.ca replies to my dent regarding this post) hence in the spirit of Arch Linux ‘I did my own thing’.

    If you’re a good sysadmin *you know* what files are lying around on your system. Relying on Pacman alone is foolhardy.

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