Today we are going to install an SMS software and at the same time learn about the dpkg command.
dpkg command is the official package manager for Debian based systems like Kubuntu and Ubuntu.
To install a package, you need to issue:
$ dpkg -i packagename
To remove a package, you need to type:
$dpkg -r packagename
I am assuming that you already have gaim installed on your Linux.
If you don't have it, you can open synaptic or adept (for Breezy Badger version).
Just search for the gaim package and install it.
The installer for Chikka for linux can be found at
You need to download both libchix_1.0.0-1_i386.deb and libchixgaim_1.0.0-1_i386.deb
To install these packages
1. Open a Linux console / terminal
$ dpkg -i libchix_1.0.0-1_i386.deb
$ dpkg -i libchixgaim_1.0.0-1_i386.deb
4. Open gaim
5. Add an account then choose Chix as your protocol
6. Login with your Chikka account
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Posted by Temujin at 8:29 PM