Saturday, 22 January 2011

Install Hotot Twitter client in Debian Squeeze / Mint Debian Edition

I've recently installed Mint Debian Edition on my Toshiba 6100 laptop which comes with Gwibber as it's Twitter/Facebook app. I prefer Hotot since it's lighter and I'm not bothered about Facebook usage.



























Hotot isn't in the MDE or Debian Squeeze repositories it uses but you can use the Ubuntu PPA instead.


Edit /etc/apt/sources.list as root with your favourite text editor and add these lines:


deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/hotot-team/ppa/ubuntu maverick main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/hotot-team/ppa/ubuntu maverick main


Then save and exit then enter this command as root (you can use sudo on Mint Debian Edition):

apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 41011AE2


Then do:

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install hotot


And enjoy :)
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