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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.
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).
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.