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Is it possible and if yes how, to install Empathy 3.0.1 and above in Ubuntu 11.04?

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The package isn't in official Ubuntu repositories. At the moment you have two choices:

  1. Using some non-official package (PPA): Open a terminal and type sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa. If this succeeded, type sudo apt-get update. Now you are done and can install Empathy. The current PPA version is 3.0.0-1~ppa11.04+1.
  2. Go to the Empathy tree. There you'll find version 3.0.1 (tar.gz). You can download and unpack it. Before you continue make sure that the following packages are installed: gnome-common gettext libglib2.0-dev gtk-doc-tools libxml2-dev libtelepathy-glib-dev libmissioncontrol-client-dev libtelepathy-farsight-dev libx11-dev libgtk2.0-dev libcanberra-gtk-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev libebook1.2-dev libnotify-dev libunique-dev libgnome-keyring-dev Change into the directory where you unpacked the tar.bz2-file. First you should enter ./autogen.sh. If this is successful, you can build the software with the command make and make install installs the software in your system. Empathy's Install page has some more information.
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  • Thank you qbi. Now my second question would be if the dependencies for it will not create a problem with the libraries in 11.04 May 5 '11 at 19:25
  • As far as I see it Empathy doesn't require a special version of any library. So if you have luck you can use those which are contained in 11.04. However I have not tried myself to install Empathy 3. So it is only guesswork.
    – qbi
    May 5 '11 at 19:40
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It looks like only empathy 2.34 is available for Ubuntu 11.04 right now. http://pkgs.org/package/empathy

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    that is the one am using right now but i would like to test a newer one. May 5 '11 at 19:17
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I've been able to install empathy on Ubuntu 16.04 with simply sudo apt-get install empathy.

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