Choqok 1.4 available: Manual installation in ArchLinux

Is already found available for download version 1.4 of Choqok, the Twitter Client and Status.Net what i use in KDE and I will show you how to install it manually for whoever ventures to create the package in ArchLinux.

It can also be installed from AUR, but it seems to me that the PKGBUILD it is not updated. Anyway, before showing what I did to install it, let's see some of the news that it brings us Choqok 1.4.

  1. Goodbye to Support for, due to the API change when switching to
  2. Updated tray icon and splash screen.
  3. BetterNotify plugin added to improve notifications in KDE.
  4. Support for Twitter API version 1.1
  5. The option «Mark timeline as read» is added in the contextual menu on the tabs.
  6. Shows "in reply to" in Twitter search.
  7. Other minor fixes.

Installation on ArchLinux

Update: Choqok 1.4 is already in the official ArchLinux repositories

Now, how do I install the latest version without having to wait for the AURs? Well, very simple:

1- We download the sources of Choqok 1.4:

Download Choqok 1.4

2- Now we create a folder called choqok in our / home, and inside another folder called src.

$ cd && mkdir -p ~/choqok/src

3- Unzip the file with the Choqok sources and we have a folder (called choqok) which we must copy into ~ / choqok / src. I mean, we would ~ / choqok / src / choqok.

4- We create the file choqok.install within ~ / choqok /:

cd ~/choqok && touch choqok.install

and we put it inside:

post_install () {gtk-update-icon-cache -qtf usr / share / icons / hicolor} post_upgrade () {post_install} post_remove () {post_install}

5- We create the file PKGBUILD inside inside ~ / choqok /:

cd ~/choqok && touch PKGBUILD

and we put it inside:

# Maintainer: Michael Düll PGP-Key: 6D666EC8 # Modified by: elav pkgname = choqok pkgver = 1.4 pkgrel = 1 pkgdesc = "To Twitter / laconica client for KDE 4." url = "" license = ("GPL") arch = ('i686' 'x86_64') depends = ('kdelibs' 'qjson' 'qoauth' 'qca-ossl') makedepends = ('git' 'cmake' 'automoc4' 'docbook-xsl') conflicts = ('choqok-svn' 'choqok-git') provides = ('choqok') install = "$ {pkgname} .install" build () {cd $ {srcdir} rm -rf $ {srcdir} / build mkdir -p $ {srcdir} / build cd $ {srcdir} / build / cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX = $ (kde4-config --prefix) -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE = Release. ./choqok make} package () {cd $ {srcdir} / build make DESTDIR = $ pkgdir install}

6- Finally we go to the folder ~ / choqok / and we execute in a terminal:

$ cd ~/choqok && makepkg

If everything goes well it will start compiling and create the package for us choqok-1.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz which we install using the command:

$ sudo pacman -U choqok-1.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

And that's all:


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  1.   @Jlcmux said

    I get an error

    ==> Creando el paquete: choqok 1.4-1 (mié sep 4 18:02:19 COT 2013)
    ==> Resolviendo dependencias...
    ==> Verificando conflictos...
    ==> Recibiendo fuentes...
    ==> Descomprimiendo fuentes...
    ==> Eliminando el directorio pkg/...
    ==> Iniciando build()...
    CMake Error: The source directory "/home/jose/choqok/src/build" does not appear to contain CMakeLists.txt.
    Specify --help for usage, or press the help button on the CMake GUI.
    ==> ERROR: Se produjo un error en build().

  2.   Israel A. said

    Very good tuto .. I already have it working in Arch .. Thanks

  3.   le_zurdo said

    The only thing that Choqok lacked to my liking was being able to navigate between the columns with the direction arrows

  4.   Marzas said

    ==> Starting build () ...
    - The C compiler identification is GNU 4.8.1
    - The CXX compiler identification is GNU 4.8.1
    - Check for working C compiler: / usr / bin / cc
    - Check for working C compiler: / usr / bin / cc - works
    - Detecting C compiler ABI info
    - Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
    - Check for working CXX compiler: / usr / bin / c ++
    - Check for working CXX compiler: / usr / bin / c ++ - works
    - Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
    - Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
    CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt: 1 (include):
    include could not find load file:


    CMake Error at config / behavior / CMakeLists.txt: 17 (kde4_add_ui_files):
    Unknown CMake command "kde4_add_ui_files".

    CMake Warning (dev) in CMakeLists.txt:
    No cmake_minimum_required command is present. A line of code such as

    cmake_minimum_required (VERSION 2.8)

    should be added at the top of the file. The version specified may be lower
    if you wish to support older CMake versions for this project. For more
    information run "cmake –help-policy CMP0000".
    This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

    - Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
    ==> ERROR: An error occurred in build ().
    Canceling ...

    1.    elav said

      Are you using Arch?

      1.    Marzas said


        1.    cat said

          When was the last time you did a # pacman -Syu?

          1.    Marzas said

            Well, it is up to date, but boy, we already have Choqok 1.4-1 in the official repositories.


          2.    elav said

            Exact. Choqok 1.4 is already in the official repositories.

  5.   eliotime3000 said

    And the service still does not release its API which should be available when the new system debuted.

    1.    elav said

      There is a client for Desktop written in QT called Dianara. 😉

  6.   truko22 said

    thanks for the news, it is my favorite client, also after compiling it can be installed with the -i option

    1.    truko22 said

      It is already in the stable repos of Chakra = þ

  7.   nosferatuxx said

    mmm… I'll see if I can install it in Mint kde (again)….
    no twitter client loves me ... and I don't like the portable yoon much.

    And I only like the tweetcaster in android with everything and its crashes and reinstallations ..

  8.   eliotime3000 said

    See if I can install Choquok on my brand new KDE desktop on my Debian Stable.

  9.   Gregorio Espadas said

    Choqok 1.4 is already in the official repository [community], that is:

    sudo pacman -S choqok

    and that's it.