How to install Gyachi in ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

GyachI program is a fork from Gyach Enhanced Yahoo! client for Linux operating systems. It was born purely out of impatience. Since there was no progress on Gyach EnhancedΒ  for about a year, a couple of impatient GYach Enhanced users decided to continue development of that client, fearing that original author Erica Andrews lost interest or abandoned project altogether. Therefore, in the true spirit of Open Source we, the developers, thought of simply "carrying on the torch".

This Yahoo! client for Linux operating system 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. GyachE Improved uses Gtk-2 for its user interfaces (Gtk-2 2.0.6 or better required).

Install gyachi in Ubuntu 9.10

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:loell/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gyachi

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10 Responses

  1. Setinggil says:

    Yes, it’s the best Yahoo client – afaik -for Linux OS.
    But one its lacking is : can’t voice chat in private room.
    Anyone can solve it (making that one can voice chat in pvt room)?

  2. Shyam says:

    Thanks UG. Managed to successfully install karmic packages onto lucid but am unable to login. Keep getting error “username or password is incorrect” which is not the case. Anything I am missing?

  3. rd1381 says:

    this doesn’t work for x86-64 version of karmic
    in ppa page of loell it says build failed on 64bit
    so i had to compile it myself πŸ™‚

  4. ATOzTOA says:

    Yahoo keeps on changing their protocol, so we need to keep it updated…

  5. abced says:

    yeah, the current gyachi has not been able to connect for at least 2 weeks now. pidgin still does tho. what a bunch of shit.

    come on gyachi team, lets update the package already… i doubt it.

  6. karmic koala says:

    rd – how do you compile this yourself. Sorry Noob here. πŸ™‚

  7. Setinggil says:

    There is v 1.2.4.
    if you’re in karmic, use this PPA repo
    or just sudo add-apt-repository ppa:baudm

    Txs loell (

  8. rd1381 says:

    karmic koala
    setinggl has pointed out a ppa for installtion that i checked and it has gyachi and you can use that .
    if you dont know how to use ppa in synaptic ubuntu ,just google and you will be directed in right direction πŸ™‚

    but even if you are a new user of linux(i am not pro either) i still remocend that use compile some programs on your own because

    1:its a very informative process (first is pain but then gain) about how packages are build ,because basically everything you install (even from ubuntu dvd) are packages that are built from sources(and you can even build and ubuntu from source in theory)

    2: next time when there is no ppa or standalone deb package ready to install or if you need a new version that’s not in ppa, you can just grab the source from the program homepage and build it yourself

    3:its more stable if you build one on your machine instead of using a ppa one( though most of ppa are supposed to follow a good regime for building packages but still many of them use automated build process that not monitored carefully so its not very ….)

    4:and the last one that is more related to me that to anything else is that when you build a package yourself you can install it practically anywhere ( i had to install a fresh ubuntu and i still use the gyachi tha i installed in my home folder πŸ™‚

    some pointers:
    1: build process for many package on linux is just a three command process:
    make install

    but you will encounter many errors at first . beware that most of them (in my experience are just dependency error: not having the right library installed) so read reamme file for packages carefull (every source package has one πŸ™‚

  9. vasu says:

    it works thanks….

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