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Old 06-26-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Pidgin on PCLinuxOS


So, browsing through Synaptic's packages, I saw that there was a file for gaim, but not one for Pidgin. The gaim one doesn't work, obviously, but does anyone know if there is a plan for Pidgin to be added as a package? I'm fairly tired of Kopete and I enjoyed Pidgin when I used it.

Or is there a nice tutorial on how I can install Pidgin with the source files?
 
Old 06-26-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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Download the source from: http://www.pidgin.im/download/ and unpack it.

Open a console window, go into the pidgin directory and type: ./configure if that completes successfully type: make again if that is successfull go into root mode and type: make install.

Before you start any of the above make sure you have the GTK+2.0 & libgtk+2.0 devel packages installed.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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It can't find some of the packages needed to install libgtk+2.0 devel...
Why is that?
 
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It can't find some of the packages needed to install libgtk+2.0 devel...
Why is that?
What can't find libgtk+2.0 devel? If you are referring to pidgin that message means you need to add that package. Search for it with your Synaptic package manager and install it, then re-run the ./configure command.
 
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Synaptic needed to install like... 3 other programs before it would install libgtk+2.0 devel, and it couldn't install any of those for some reason. I don't know why.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 07:27 PM   #6
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Synaptic needed to install like... 3 other programs before it would install libgtk+2.0 devel, and it couldn't install any of those for some reason. I don't know why.
Exact error messages would help me to see what's going wrong. Please post them if you can, if not provide more details.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 08:14 PM   #7
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Eh, I found it in a different repository. So that's okay. I got everything set up and installed. Now I'm having the problem of locating an SSL that will work for Pidgin so that I can configure gtalk and MSN, do you know of one?
 
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After over 12 hours of working on and off with this... I got it to work finally.. haha.
I found the SSL extensions I needed.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 11:25 PM   #9
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After over 12 hours of working on and off with this... I got it to work finally.. haha.
I found the SSL extensions I needed.
Well done . Please post the solution to help others that may have the same problem.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 01:00 AM   #10
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The following two synaptic files were needed
libnss-dev & libnspr-dev

But I think libnspr4-dev is the one that synaptic found, and it works fine. Just search for "NSPR" on Synaptic and you'll find it.
 
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The following two synaptic files were needed
libnss-dev & libnspr-dev

But I think libnspr4-dev is the one that synaptic found, and it works fine. Just search for "NSPR" on Synaptic and you'll find it.
****************** Important ******************

After adding the above, don't forget to re-install the pidgin package, starting with: ./configure then make then as root make install.

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