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 :)

9 comments:

BR Jones said...

Worked on my Mini 9 with Linux Mint Xfce Debian. Thanks a Million for the most excellent post! etech

Carl D said...

Glad you like it, thanks :)

bfrost said...

Works great on my Debian Testing. Thanks!

soulsbought said...

lo he instalado en debian testing/sid y funciona correctamente, gracias.

Carl D said...

Well i don't read Spanish, but that looks like a compliment, thanks! :)

Martin said...

Now, that was easy enough. Thanks! :-)

software said...

I want to install Hotot twitter on my linux Debian, thanks already to guide how to install

shplink said...

Hi there!
Debian Squeeze user here. Thank you very much for your clear and easy instructions. Hotot works like a charm!

Jon said...

Thank you! Worked like a charm on Crunchbang. You saved me lots of searching :)