How to install Whatsapp

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How to install Whatsapp

Post#1 by jeff4892 » 07 May 2016, 08:20

Has anyone installed Whatsapp on Porteus? I found the whatsapp add in for pidgen here: http://packages.slackonly.com/pub/packa ... -whatsapp/ and installed it via USM. It said it installed successfully. I started pidgen but don't see any reference to whatsapp. How do I actually run whatsapp once it's installed?

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Re: How to install Whatsapp

Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 07 May 2016, 22:20

looks like it needs Freeimage, also in Slackonly repo....did USM pull that dependency?
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Re: How to install Whatsapp

Post#3 by jeff4892 » 07 May 2016, 23:18

When I go into USM and search for freeimage, nothing shows up. Where do I get it? I'm not real good at this stuff so maybe I'm not doing this right.

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Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 07 May 2016, 23:32

try Freeimage , with capital F
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Re: How to install Whatsapp

Post#5 by jeff4892 » 07 May 2016, 23:52

I had already tried that but tried again to be sure. Capital and lower case return the same lists. I even updated all packages first.

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Post#6 by ncmprhnsbl » 07 May 2016, 23:56

oops, sorry .. thats FreeImage > capitals F and I
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Re: How to install Whatsapp

Post#7 by jeff4892 » 07 May 2016, 23:59

It says nothing found when I put it in that way

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Re: How to install Whatsapp

Post#8 by Bogomips » 08 May 2016, 00:49

^ found with CLI. In terminal as Superuser:

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root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -s freeimage

FreeImage-3.15.0-i486-3_slack.txz was found in slackonly [not installed]
Packages found:   1 

Use:   usm -i <package>  for more info
Use:   usm -g <package>  to download

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -g freeimage

 The following items were found.
 Choose an number to confirm. 
 ctrl+c to quit

1) FreeImage-3.15.0-i486-3_slack.txz
...
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB

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Re: How to install Whatsapp

Post#9 by ncmprhnsbl » 08 May 2016, 01:00

@Bogomips, thanks :)

the other thing is that after updating the database you have to restart USM

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heres the direct link : http://packages.slackonly.com/pub/packa ... _slack.txz (64bit)
or http://packages.slackonly.com/pub/packa ... _slack.txz (for 32bit)
just download > rightclight > convert slackware package to module > place in modules folder(/mnt/sdX/porteus/modules(X=letter of drive where porteus is installed))>activate
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Re: How to install Whatsapp

Post#10 by jeff4892 » 08 May 2016, 09:19

OK. so I added both to the modules folder. I had to create the active folder. I then shutdown and restarted. Both modules showed up when the laptop booted up. No errors displayed but whatsapp still doesn't show as an option pidgen. In doing some more research, some people are just installing an andriod emulator in other distros of Linux and using the native app from the playstore. Is there an android emulator for slackware? Maybe I should just go that route.

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