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Comments on 2009-10-07 Bitlbee Again

On my old laptop running Mac OS 10.3, I had the error “Cannot find glib2 development libraries” – I had to compile and install glib-2.0, which in turn required me to edit all the Makefiles and remove the references to gtkdoc-rebase which I don’t have and which I did not want to install just to get the documentation. And I had to tell pkg-config where to find it, too:

    PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/ ./configure
    PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/ ./make

AlexSchroeder 2009-10-07 23:34 UTC


If you need OTR support, then try bitlbee-otr which integrates OTR support :)

Ashish SHUKLA 2009-10-18 08:55 UTC


Good point. Too bad I don’t know anybody that actually uses it. :)

AlexSchroeder 2009-10-18 19:35 UTC


Just a heads up for users in Germany: With Debian stable bitlbee, at least, you must us googlemail and not gmail. A real pain as people who have you as name@gmail.com will not see you online if you’re logged on to bitlbee talk.gtalk.com as name@googlemail.com. http://thinkhole.org/wp/2006/09/20/howto-connect-to-google-talk-with-bitlbee/ . I’ll post solutions if and when I find some.

Richard 2009-12-29 10:39 UTC


Yikes, that’s not a very cool solution. :(

AlexSchroeder 2009-12-29 20:49 UTC

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