How to install Gyachi on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) using PPA

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GyachE Improved (GyachI) program is a fork from Gyach Enhanced Yahoo! client for Linux operating systems intended for bug-fixes and further development that supports the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol. After a period of no progress on Gyach Enhanced for about a year, a group of GYach Enhanced users decided to continue development of that client, fearing that original author Erica Andrews lost interest or abandoned project altogether.

GyachE Improved supports almost all of the features found in the official Windows Yahoo! Messenger client: Voice chat, webcams, faders, ‘nicknames', audibles, avatars, display images, and more. GyachE Improved uses Gtk+ 2 for its user interfaces

Install Gyachi in ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adilson/experimental
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gyachi

Once you install gyachi you can open and use check the following screenshots

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16 thoughts on “How to install Gyachi on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) using PPA

  1. Thanks for putting up this post! This is ‘the useful’ source that I have found to finally start using Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu!

    Cheers 😉
    Sumeet Grover.

  2. Thanks for this man! I`ve been trying to install Gyachi into Natty for days but got frustated with the dependecy problems.

  3. Cannot run gyvoice due to the following missing files:


    in this regard pls help me

  4. unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    This is the error message I get. Is there away that I can fix this?

  5. LinuxMint11 webcam work, can’t get voice chat but i can hear sound from audible emoticon.
    Mepis11 (packages from community repo) no voice chat too.

    Is there any deb package for Gyachi 1.2.11 ?

    @Aaron : just close your software manager / package manager.

  6. How can i view only my online users and not the offline too? I used to press ctrl+H on a normal messenger, but on this one doesn’t work. Is there any way that i can do this? I’ve got a long list of friends and i need this.

  7. Whenever I try to enter in room list, the following message appears:
    “Closing captcha jpg loader failed. Try rejoin-ing the chat room.”

    Can anybody help me out

  8. I’m with Vicky, just installed this on Ubuntu 11.04, seems to work except failure to handle CAPTCHA code display and entry. I looked thru all settings for something that might allow having the captcha open a browser page like Pidgeon does. NOPE! Someone please offer some help here?

  9. Why isn`t this Yahoo for Linux not maintained?
    It`’s about the most feature filled client on Linux..
    Please don’t talk about pidgin yukkk

  10. “Closing captcha jpg loader failed”

    This captcha loading is a problem with yahoo. Dont blame Gyachi.

    I dont know, why people hesitate linux even it’s rock solid than windows nowadays.

    I love my 64bit Opensuse..

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