Centericq is a text mode menu- and window-driven instant messaging interface that supports the ICQ, Yahoo!, AIM, MSN, IRC, Jabber, and Gadu-Gadu protocols. It allows you to send, receive, and forward messages, URLs, SMSes (both through the ICQ server and email gateways supported by Mirabilis), contacts, and email express messages, and it has many other useful features. Centericq was written by Konstantin Klyagin and is licensed under the terms of the GPL.
Use apt-get to install centericq
apt-get install centericq
- curl and libcurl (required)
- ncurses (required)
- curl and libcurl (recommended)
- GNU Transport Layer Security Library (recommended)
- libjpeg (recommended)
- FriBidi (optional)
- GPGME (optional)
- OpenSSL (optional)
You can compile it from source
Get the latest CenterICQ source and unpack it, make it, and install it with the following commands.
wget http://centericq.de/archive/source/releases/centericq-4.21.0.tar.gz tar -xvzf centericq-4.21.0.tar.gz cd centericq-4.21.0 ./configure make make install
OpenLink does not include curl + libcurl by default.
this means you are not able to use MSN if you do not additionally compile + install those.
if you do not need MSN then you can compile centericq without any optional stuff and without MSN this way:
and it the rest(ICQ, IRC, AIM, Jabber...but no MSN) will work.