Daily built packages
Bitlbee offers daily builds for debian like linux distros. They are located at http://code.bitlbee.org/debian/.
Since these are binary packages they may not be usable for you if you're using a less common platform. Right now, 32-/64-bit Intel and ARM platforms are supported. Due to capacity constraints, ARM packages are only built for a small number of distributions/versions.
The most common way of adding the BitlBee repository, is by adding it to your sources.list file, located at /etc/apt/sources.list. Alternatively you may create a new file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitlbee.list.
The line you need to add might look something like this for a 32-bits system:
deb http://code.bitlbee.org/debian/devel/squeeze/i386/ ./
And for a 64-bit version:
deb http://code.bitlbee.org/debian/devel/squeeze/amd64/ ./
Or if you're using an ARM-based machine:
deb http://code.bitlbee.org/debian/devel/squeeze/armel/ ./
The devel subdirectory means that it is the main development branch of bitlbee. The squeeze subdirectory means that it is intended for the Squeeze (6.0) release of Debian and the i386 subdirectory means that it is intended for an i386 (32 bit) version of the operating system. You can check if you need 32 or 64-bits using the uname -m command.
After adding the repository and the GPG key (see below) do sudo apt-get update and then install with sudo apt-get install bitlbee (aptitude may be used instead of apt-get).
Builds are currently available for:
Debian Squeeze (6.0)
Debian Wheezy (7.0) - Not for ARM
Debian Jessie (testing)
Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)
Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10)
Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04 LTS) - Not for ARM
Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal (12.10) - Not for ARM
Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (13.04) - Not for ARM
- Use raring repo for Ubuntu Saucy Salamander (13.10)
(This list was last updated in February 2014 and is likely to get stale. Always check the actual repository if you want to be sure.)
For the GPG key, copy-paste the following into your terminal
sudo apt-key add - << EOF -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) mQGiBEv++B4RBACR8PCXpBRByIPMY2DxbqUP8LfVNRfgg7X2P4Z0e+zeYHujB0hJ P6vOW/QmeYSuDzFVH3oOJsC+kaTExf2Rl0/Bm3X4GRkw6XJME/3HR7P0rNCCvqgD QYOlhmP4qYEi0z6q9WslhqeYzilB/opsQTR/11zUjw5TGp1P/4rcCa0/6wCg87c/ BOP6XR64zQBD5rBcCzNeL0cD/iFE97JFAYIRHOiYjpgq0/pZ/PoMrULpiyq6+BPo 8YdcuRYdFYDC5Ghmmk0VDIf5knDdsSIA5+tJTHTiKpuHZ7JKx3aJ/HzuAHlG3RaV eLTl0HvkxWis/ORsjyvztlVtbHy0vVVRaWriVq76MicpdIqY1tcRvmm38j7X+Ois mcO1A/wNYgJyr0pHvj52T2iosKUHu2TFqVf9sWV0n+kFI1g/aG4oHWbevcrsnbtW +3t80BNbWAA5zlN6Bdv1MRrFJzogyJK5ao1/Y2uF4wvD64EEKgA91riHKnOSuKo2 wCccja/CqLovaAN6dvNQ5OapuH+xuc+4IsPxPNCOUQ4TL0V6vbQ9Qml0bEJlZSBu aWdodGx5IGJ1aWxkcyAuZGVicyBzaWduaW5nIGtleSA8YnVpbGRkQGJpdGxiZWUu b3JnPohgBBMRAgAgAhsDBgsJCAcDAgQVAggDBBYCAwECHgECF4AFAk/B55cACgkQ lO6h8sflBDZMOgCfc+ayGdn90HWe8hDm+xiUcjnQgeEAn1Y0iF3Tu9a+kcPq1L83 4Izk4INeiEYEEBECAAYFAkv++0YACgkQeYWXmuMwQFExdQCdHbhFwQJ44HUdjxPZ lPOt3iH9MZ8AoKm88QvS4dCuYmMt9KZ6oDKyCD5l =LQ+N -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- EOF