I'm a very new CentOS user. I came from Ubuntu. I need to install Empathy on my CentOS PC.

Can anybody explain how to do that?

1 Answer 1

$ git clone git://git.gnome.org/empathy
$ ./autogen.sh --prefix=<your prefix>
$ make && make install
$ ldconfig

(if installing in a system library. Make sure that "/etc/ld.so.conf" contains "/lib" first.)

If you installed in a special prefix different from /usr or /usr/local you have to add it to XDG dirs:

$ export XDG_DATA_DIRS="$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$prefix"

To make use of files from source dir (*.ui, *.dtd, etc) you can define


check here for details

  • when I try to execute "./autogen.sh --prefix=" command, I get the following: which: no gnome-autogen.sh in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/artaxerxe/bin) You need to install gnome-common from the GNOME GIT
    – artaxerxe
    Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 13:46
  • Now I get this error after I execute "./autogen.sh" : configure: error: glib-compile-schemas not found. Any idea?
    – artaxerxe
    Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 14:03
  • install gnome-common by downloading it from here {pkgs.repoforge.org/gnome-common} Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 14:04
  • Installed. But glib-common-schemas missing error I get after I installed it
    – artaxerxe
    Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 14:07
  • try installing libglib2.0-0-dbg and libglib2.0-dev Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 14:16

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