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 Responses

  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. Donopatay says:

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

  3. g.rajasekaran says:

    Cannot run gyvoice due to the following missing files:


    in this regard pls help me

  4. hamed says:

    thanks and very thanks

  5. sudeee says:

    i can’t get voice on roomz y?

  6. Mohanan says:

    g.rajasekaran says:
    June 5, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Cannot run gyvoice due to the following missing files:


    in this regard pls help meyou need to install gyachi-codecs.deb (

  7. Vic says:

    Thank you so much for help install yahoo messenger. God Bless you!

  8. Aaron says:

    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?

  9. g.rajasekran says:

    you need to install gyachi-codecs.deb (
    the above is not suitable for ubuntu 11.04
    let me know the exact

  10. Usman says:

    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.

  11. Mikaella says:

    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.

  12. vicky says:

    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

  13. larryj says:

    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?

  14. proggy says:

    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

  15. roshan says:

    “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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