Installing Gaim for Qtopia is a pretty easy task, but it has a few
steps initially. For a less verbose list of what's needed, see
Before you start, add the following feed to your package manager:
Next, you must install
libglib2.0, either from our feed
or from your distribution's feed (such as OpenZaurus testing/unstable).
After that, you need the glibc unicode conversion modules, provided either
gconv-tiny package in our feed, or the more complete
gconv-modules package provided by the OpenZaurus feed. Note
that without one of these packages, you will not be able to receive messages
in OSCAR (AIM/ICQ), and possibly other protocols. This is important!
If you plan to install MSN or Jabber (
libgaim-protocol-jabber), you need to install the SSL support.
For this, you need
The next step is to download
libgaim and either
libgaim-protocols or one of the
libgaim-protocols provides AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN,
Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, and Napster chat.
If you only plan to use a few protocols, and you wish to save space, you
may want one of the
libgaim-protocol-* packages, such as
libgaim-protocol-oscar (for AIM/ICQ) or
libgaim-protocol-jabber (for Jabber).
Once you have the previous packages installed, simply install
Once installed, you may choose to either create your accounts from
the account editor, or import your settings from Gaim on your PC.
To do this, create a directory named
.gaim in your
home directory (typically
/root), or put it on a CF or SD
card and create a symlink to it. As gaim downloads buddy icons
automatically, and this can't be turned off for the time being, the latter
option is preferred.
To import the accounts, copy the
*.xml files from the
.gaim directory in your home directory on your PC to that
directory on your PDA. Note: You must have Gaim 0.65 or higher on the
PC to do this.