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There's a time I'm wanting to enable MSN with empathy (as you can see on my other question Did Empathy lose support to Windows Live in 12.04?) but I always get problems with dependencies while installing packages. For instance, I want to install the package telepathy-haze, but it depends on the package libpurple0. Ok, but when I try to sudo apt-get install libpurple0 it says I got unmet dependencies: it depends upon libgstfarsight0.10-0 (>= 0.0.3), libperl5.12 (>= 5.12.4), and perlapi-5.12.4, all of them cannot be installed. When I search for these packages at, I can only find them as Oneiric packages, not as Precise. How can I install packages from older releases, such as Oneiric, and solve this kind of problem?

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Download all the debs you need and use dpkg to install the files one by one.

dpkg does not check for dependencies so you can hose your system so plan it carefully.

edit: Looks like libgstfarsight got replaced with package farstream

So you need to install libgstfarsight0.10-0 (>= 0.0.3), libperl5.12 (>= 5.12.4), and perlapi-5.12.4 with dpkg and you should then be able to install telepathy-haze (libpurple will install itself)

Another option:

Tarball with source can be found here with a newest version created 2012.04 (so it is very recent):

Looks like this one depends on telepathy-glib ≥ 0.13.9 and libpurple ≥ 2.7.0.

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2012 and we still have to download .deb dependencies? D: – Luiz Rodrigo May 3 '12 at 19:04
abadoned? D: I thought the mantainers of the repos kinda forgot to put the packages on precise. – Luiz Rodrigo May 3 '12 at 19:15
farstream doesn't exist :/… I already have libtelepathy-farstream2 but it seems that is doesn't suffice D: I guess I'll stay with emesene for some time more. – Luiz Rodrigo May 3 '12 at 19:25

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