Install Growl for Linux and gntp-send on Ubuntu 11.10

I use gntp-send for Growl on Linux, in Rails development. Here are the instructions that I followed that seemed to work:

Add two additional software sources to your `apt-get` repositories

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mattn/gntp-send
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mattn/growl-for-linux

Download the .tar from

    tar -xvf [name of the tar file you downloaded]

Install the compiler dependencies. I had to install the following in Ubuntu 11.10, but watch for error messages indicating that you need additional libraries.

    sudo apt-get libtool automake
    make -f Makefile
    sudo make install

Install Growl for Linux (this is the easy part)

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install growl-for-linux

Finally, start Growl manually (it doesn't appear to startup automatically)

You should start receiving alerts, if everything has gone well.

UPDATE: After using this for a few weeks, it seems that I often have to close/re-open growl after the machine sleeps, or other system events seem to happen that cause the growl alerts to stop appearing. I haven't yet looked into what the specific cause is, so I don't have any more information than that, but I figured I'd let people know that this isn't a 100% solid setup yet.

Simply running growl again seems to fix it, but it's rather annoying that it does't just work as-is.