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 maverick main
deb-src maverick main

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

apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 41011AE2

Then do:

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install hotot

And enjoy :)


BR Jones said...

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

Carl Draper said...

Glad you like it, thanks :)

bfrost said...

Works great on my Debian Testing. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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

Carl Draper said...

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

Martin said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous 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 :)