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Old 04-24-2010, 05:28 AM   #1
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Adding a plugin to Pidgin


I'm trying to add a plugin to Pidgin, but I'm not really shure how to do it...

I downloaded the binairy as a shared dll (.so) and copied it to the pidgin root folder (/usr/lib/pidgin/)... I was kinda hoping that would be sufficient, but (after restarting Pidgin) I still don't see the new plugin in the plugins-list.

What am I doing wrong, or what should I do next?
 
Old 04-24-2010, 07:33 AM   #2
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Use your package manager

I see you appear to be using Ubuntu. Run synaptic (package manager, or maybe it's called "software manager" or similar in Ubuntu), search for pidgin-plugin-pack, or just "pidgin" for an exhaustive list of everything you can install from the repos for pidgin.

If the particular plug-in that you're looking to install isn't covered by the repos it will help us to help you if we know which plugin we're talking about (ideally with a url to the source).
 
Old 04-24-2010, 10:59 AM   #3
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Sorry for the missing info...

Yes, I'm using Ubuntu.
The plugin is Music Tracker, which is afaik not one of those plugins.
http://code.google.com/p/pidgin-musictracker/
 
Old 04-26-2010, 05:53 AM   #4
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pidgin-musictracker

A brief search through the repositories using synaptic reveals the presence of package "pidgin-musictracker", which I believe fits the bill.
 
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:10 AM   #5
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Wow, I have a synaptic package manager? :-P

(This is the newbie forum... I just started using Linux a few weeks ago... my OS knowledge at this moment only exists of Windows and MacOsX)

But that worked very well, thanks a lot!

PS;
Now I understand your previous post -> I thought you ment 'Ubuntu Software Center'; from where I installed Pidgin and from where you can also install some plugins...

Last edited by Beekman; 04-27-2010 at 10:14 AM. Reason: PS added
 
Old 04-28-2010, 11:04 AM   #6
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No probs, Beekman.

The software centre is OK for general applications but for the full range of software and add-ons available you'll want to access the universe repostories and Synaptic is the most comfortable way of doing that.
 
  


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