How To Install GFire 0.9.6 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04 And Other Ubuntu 14.04 Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, GFire is a Pidgin Xfire plugin, enabling the users to connect to the Xfire network. Among others, it enables the users to chat with their friends, add and remove new friends, view Xfire profile, support for file transfers and for group chatting.

The latest version available is GFire 0.9.6, which has been recently released, with support for Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives only.

how to install GFire 0.9.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04

In this article I will show you how to install GFire 0.9.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing GFire 0.9.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the pidgin-gfire package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gfire/gfire
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pidgin-gfire

Optional, to remove pidgin-gfire, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove pidgin-gfire

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