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In Fedora, ArchLinux Twinkle works without any problem just using there default package installer.

But since in Ubuntu 12.10 there is not anymore this package available using apt-get install twinkle

How to get this package installed using apt-get?

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building it from source makes sense, but twinkle tends to have a long list of dev dependencies so this may be more trouble than it sounds. I found it simpler to just add the debian repos to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list:

  deb stable main contrib non-free
  deb-src stable main contrib non-free

add these two, and then add two more sets, changing stable to unstable and sid, respectively.
The SID repo might not be completely necessary, but it has come in handy for me to have it there in other cases.

After an apt-get update you should now be able to do apt-get install twinkle

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You may be able to just download a .deb package from here:

For example, here is the amd64 package currently available:

amd64   1:1.4.2-2+b2    1,717.4 kB  4,640.0 kB

This is the latest version at the time of writing.

I think downloading the deb package would be preferrable to adding the Debian repos as suggested here:

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It looks as if Twinkle has been removed from the Ubuntu 12.10 repositories. I did a quick check at the official website, and it seems as if you can compile the program yourself. Have you taken a look at their site under the Downloads section.

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For reference here's the removal bug – tumbleweed Dec 10 '12 at 19:32

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