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Old 04-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
trucutu
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Can't install pidgin


I'm running Red Hat Enterprise 5 I downloaded pidgin.repo and copied it to /etc/yum.repos.d/ then I ran
Code:
>sudo yum install pidgin
and got the following output
Code:
>Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
>Setting up Install Process
>No package pidgin available.
>Nothing to do
help, please?
 
Old 04-06-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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You need to set up the repository for pidgin. See here - http://pidgin.im/download/centos_rhel/

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 04-06-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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I did all that

If you looka t my psot and at the instructions on the webpage you linked you will notice they are the same. I copied the .repo file into /etc/yum.repos.d/ yet it still won't do it.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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Did you update the yum? Like yum update?

---------- Post added 7th Apr 2011 at 00:22 ----------

Or sudo yum update

---------- Post added 7th Apr 2011 at 00:23 ----------

Or sudo yum update
 
Old 04-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #5
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Linuxlover beat me to it. And sorry about that, I guess I didn't see that part man. But yes, you need to run yum update.

Did you install the GPG signing key?
 
Old 04-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #6
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Ok

Yes, I installed GPG signing key

I alos ran sudo yum update and it updated some stuff, then running sudo yum install pidgin gives the same result.

I noticed that the pidgin.repo file looked like this

Code:
[pidgin-debuginfo]
name=Pidgin for Fedora Core 5Server - x86_64 - Debug
baseurl=http://rpm.pidgin.im/fedora/5Server/x86_64/debug/
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://rpm.pidgin.im/RPM-GPG-KEY-pidgin

[pidgin-source]
name=Pidgin for Fedora Core 5Server - x86_64 - Source
baseurl=http://rpm.pidgin.im/SRPMS/
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://rpm.pidgin.im/RPM-GPG-KEY-pidgin
So I changed both to
Code:
enabled=1
when I run yum now I get

Code:
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
http://rpm.pidgin.im/fedora/5Server/x86_64/debug/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: pidgin-debuginfo. Please verify its path and try again
On the other hand, if I enable only [pidgin-source] I get

Code:
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
pidgin-source                                                                                                                         | 1.2 kB     00:00     
pidgin-source/primary                                                                                                                 | 5.4 kB     00:00     
pidgin-source                                                                                                                                          44/44
Setting up Install Process
No package pidgin available.
Nothing to do
I have no idea what's going on.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
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Edit that file to reflect the following change(s):
Code:
rpm.pidgin.im/fedora/5/x86_64
Notice how I deleted the "server." I navigated on the URL and noticed that there is not "5Server" directory.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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Edited

Ok, I made that edit and obtained the following

Code:
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
There was an error communicating with RHN.
RHN channel support will be disabled.
Error communicating with server. The message was:
Service Temporarily Unavailable
pidgin-debuginfo                                                                                                                      |  951 B     00:00     
pidgin-debuginfo/primary                                                                                                              | 5.0 kB     00:00     
pidgin-debuginfo                                                                                                                                       28/28
pidgin-source                                                                                                                         | 1.2 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                                                                                                | 2.8 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates-testing                                                                                                        | 2.8 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                                                                                             | 2.8 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing                                                                                                     | 2.8 kB     00:00     
Setting up Install Process
No package pidgin available.
Nothing to do
 
Old 04-06-2011, 03:54 PM   #9
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After looking at the file on the pidgin site, I need to ask where you downloaded yours at?

---------- Post added 04-06-11 at 08:55 PM ----------

I ask because the contents of the file is supposed to look like this:
Code:
[pidgin]
name=Pidgin for RHEL/CentOS $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://rpm.pidgin.im/centos/$releasever/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://rpm.pidgin.im/RPM-GPG-KEY-pidgin

[pidgin-debuginfo]
name=Pidgin for RHEL/CentOS $releasever - $basearch - Debug
baseurl=http://rpm.pidgin.im/centos/$releasever/$basearch/debug/
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://rpm.pidgin.im/RPM-GPG-KEY-pidgin

[pidgin-source]
name=Pidgin for RHEL/CentOS $releasever - $basearch - Source
baseurl=http://rpm.pidgin.im/SRPMS/
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://rpm.pidgin.im/RPM-GPG-KEY-pidgin
 
Old 04-06-2011, 04:21 PM   #10
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Odd

That is very odd, I downlaoded it from http://www.pidgin.im/download/centos_rhel/ yesterday. Anyhow, I donwloaded it again and it is as you say, so either I screwed up or it changed.

Ok so now I get a host of other problems, here's the output with the new .repo file

Code:
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
There was an error communicating with RHN.
RHN Satellite or RHN Classic support will be disabled.
Error communicating with server. The message was:
Not Found
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package pidgin.x86_64 0:2.7.11-0.el5 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: libpurple = 2.7.11 for package: pidgin
--> Processing Dependency: perl(Purple) for package: pidgin
--> Processing Dependency: libpurple.so.0()(64bit) for package: pidgin
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libpurple.x86_64 0:2.7.11-0.el5 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: cyrus-sasl-md5 for package: libpurple
--> Processing Dependency: libsilc-1.0.so.2()(64bit) for package: libpurple
--> Processing Dependency: libsilcclient-1.0.so.1()(64bit) for package: libpurple
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 from pidgin has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: libsilcclient-1.0.so.1()(64bit) is needed by package libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 (pidgin)
libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 from pidgin has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: libsilc-1.0.so.2()(64bit) is needed by package libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 (pidgin)
libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 from pidgin has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: cyrus-sasl-md5 is needed by package libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 (pidgin)
Error: Missing Dependency: libsilcclient-1.0.so.1()(64bit) is needed by package libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 (pidgin)
Error: Missing Dependency: libsilc-1.0.so.2()(64bit) is needed by package libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 (pidgin)
Error: Missing Dependency: cyrus-sasl-md5 is needed by package libpurple-2.7.11-0.el5.x86_64 (pidgin)
 
Old 04-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #11
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Seems like a common problem. See here - http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-5-a-687200/

Hope that helps man.

Josh
 
Old 04-06-2011, 04:37 PM   #12
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Solved

So i just followed the eror messages and downloaded
Code:
libsilc-1.0.2-2.fc6.x86_64.rpm
and
Code:
cyrus-sasl-md5-2.1.22-5.el5_4.3.x86_64.rpm
and extracted the packages. After that everything was smooth.

Thank you for your attention guys, it was helpful.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 04:46 PM   #13
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No problem. Good luck with everything else,

Josh
 
  


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