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I want to use LINE in my Kubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately LINE has no official release for Linux. I found some unconfirmed sources of installing LINE in Linux. I tried LINE with Wine, but it did not work as expected.

Pidgin with LINE plugin is another source I found. According to it, some prerequisites have to be built and installed:

  • apache-thrift
  • purple-line

There are several dependencies before installing apache-thrift. Hopefully they will work without breaking any lib configuration in my Kubuntu (as I have experienced with broken packages problem in my system).

The main problem is the installation of purple-line from github source. I could not see any source code in the repo except README.md. I don't think that it will work with make and make install.

Is there any safe and correct installation of LINE in Linux?

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Line4pidgin needs apache-thrift and purple-line.

Compile apache-thrift:

$ sudo -i
# apt-get install bison libboost-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-test-dev libevent-dev libcommons-lang-java php5-dev python-dev python-twisted libbit-vector-perl php5-dev php5-cli libglib2.0-dev
# cd /tmp
# wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/thrift/0.9.3/thrift-0.9.3.tar.gz
# tar xzvf thrift-0.9.3.tar.gz
# cd thrift-0.9.3
# ./configure
# make
# make install
# ln -s /usr/local/lib/libthrift-0.9.3.so /usr/lib/libthrift-0.9.3.so

Next, compile and install purple-line:

$ sudo -i
# cd /tmp
# wget https://github.com/mvirkkunen/purple-line/archive/master.zip
# unzip master.zip
# cd purple-line-master
# make
# make install

I hope after compiling and installing you will see ~/.purple/plugins/libline.so and can choose LINEacc in Pidgin.

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