Install Gyachi in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring via PPA

July 28, 2013 — Leave a comment

This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to install Gyachi Yahoo! client in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail via the ppa repository.

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GyachE Improved (GyachI) is a fork from Gyach Enhanced Yahoo! client for Linux operating systems. This Yahoo! client supports almost all of the features you would expect to find on the official Windows Yahoo! client: Voice chat, webcams, faders, ‘nicknames’, audibles, avatars, display images, and more. Yet, it remains very light-weight and memory-friendly.

NOTE: The latest version of Gyachi was released on 2011-09-03, so it may or may not work. Use it at your own risk!

Install Gyachi:

There’s a PPA repository contains the latest Gyachi packages for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and higher.

To add the ppa, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adilson/experimental

Then you can update your system package lists and install it via:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gyachi

Run gyachi command to launch it first time, then click its icon and choose “lock to launcher”.


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