Ubuntu – Whatsapp Help for Ubuntu 14.04!

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Hey i have found a way to use Whatsapp on ubuntu using Pidgin!
But i don't understand everything on the site…
Can someone help me?

I have completed the pidgin installation and whatsapp plugin.
Now i have to do the SMS whatsapp verification.
See the script for that here : http://samtinkers.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/install-whatsapp-on-ubuntu-12-04-12-10-13-04-13-10-mint-13141516/

Can someone tell me how do i exactly do the commands and codes etc.


Best Answer

For the most cases you should execute the code line by line. The comments (lines starting with a #) are mostly things to fill in a file, you edit with an editor (vi) or terminal output. Sometimes you have to be careful, which lines are just output or additional info and which are commands.

sudo apt-get install python python-dateutil python-argparse
sudo wget https://github.com/tgalal/yowsup/archive/master.zip
sudo unzip master.zip
cd yowsup-master/src
cp config.example yowsup-cli.config
vi yowsup-cli.config

These lines for example are simple commands that install needed packages and open a config file to edit.

After editing, executing

chmod +x yowsup-cli

makes the file executable and the following command requests an authorisation code:

./yowsup-cli --requestcode sms --config yowsup-cli.config

After receiving the code via SMS, you can retrieve another code to identify with Whatsapp:

./yowsup-cli --register 123-456 --config yowsup-cli.config

(replace 123-456 with the code)

After that

cat yowsup-cli.config

displays the config file, where (I guess) something like


is standing.

After that you can install the Whatsapp Plugin for Pidgin using

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:whatsapp-purple/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin-whatsapp

and login with your phone number and the authorisation code/password (In the example S1nBGCvZhb6TBQrbm2sQCfSLkXM=).

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