How-To: Install Finch 2.5.6 in Debian Lenny
Jan 29, 2010, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Finch is a powerful text user interface instant
messaging client based on libpurple, and it comes included in the
Pidgin source, the popular GNOME IM client. Finch supports various
protocols, including AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and IRC.
"The version which ships in Debian Lenny is rather old (2.4.3),
so in order to install the latest release of Finch in Debian Lenny
(which, at the time of writing is 2.6.5), just follow the next
"Make sure the sources repositories are enabled, so that the
needed development libraries are available. That is, a line like
the following should be available in the /etc/apt/sources.list