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Old 11-09-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
deepak.nagadi
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Problem installing pidgin 2.6.3..am completely new to linux...very new


listen guys ive alrdy checked out d prev posts regarding this pidgn but none have hleped me cose am a newbie n i dun know a shit bout using commands n stuff xcept for using ls,pon,n some very basic commands...iam using ubuntu ultimate edition 2.2....where ive got pidgin 2.6.2 as default but since iam nt able to log into "yahoo" from that ive looked for ans regarding that n i did something in synaptic PM n removed some pidgin files n i dun have ne pidgin now ...but i downloaded 2.6.3 n wen i extract it n double click the pidgin.exe it s showing the following error....listen guys am completely and totally new to linux n stuff i noe nothing bout using commands....i wud appreciate it if some1 helps me out this process in detail step by step n also d prob regarding "yahoo"....i also i wud reallly aprreciate if ne f ya gimme some links for E-books on how to get it started wid linux n ubuntu n stuff like dat...i just cunt find ne reliable stuff on em...thanking u ....Deepak!



7-Zip 4.58 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2008 Igor Pavlov 2008-05-05
p7zip Version 4.58 (locale=en_IN,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs)

Error: /home/gooner/Desktop/pidgin-2.6.3/pidgin.exe is not supported archive

Errors: 1


plzz guys ...awaiting a cool reply!!
 
Old 11-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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Looks like you are trying to install the windows version. Try following the instructions on this page to installed pidgin 2.6.3 on your machine.

http://www.pidgin.im/download/ubuntu/

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Old 11-09-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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Press Alt+F2:
In the box type:
Code:
gnome-terminal
In there type:
Code:
sudo apt-get install pidgin
 
Old 11-09-2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ~sHyLoCk~ View Post
Press Alt+F2:
In the box type:
Code:
gnome-terminal
In there type:
Code:
sudo apt-get install pidgin
I think the problem is that the OP wants version 2.6.3 but his/her distro only has version 2.6.2. As such, by enabling the repo as instructed in my link he/she should be able to install 2.6.3.

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Old 11-10-2009, 11:47 AM   #5
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deepak;

the forum rules specfiy that all posts are to be in English. We do tolerate a certain amount of texting shorthand, but your post goes way too far and it is---at least to me---unintelligible.

I'll let this one stand but please do not do this again.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 05:12 PM   #6
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Download Pidgin for Ubuntu - http://www.pidgin.im/download/ubuntu/
Ubuntu ships Pidgin but does not update it after a release (except for security issues and high-severity bugs). For those users who desire new releases of Pidgin, we have packaged Pidgin in a PPA. If you encounter problems with these packages, try building from source and report the bug.

To setup the PPA, copy-and-paste these commands into a terminal:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com \ 67265eb522bdd6b1c69e66ed7fb8bee0a1f196a8

echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu \ `lsb_release --short --codename` main | \
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.list

After doing this, open Update Manager, check for updates, and then install the newly available Pidgin packages.

Future Pidgin updates will show up in Update Manager along with the usual Ubuntu updates. The PPA will need to be re-setup only after upgrading Ubuntu.

This PPA is maintained by one developer, so please be patient. It often lags behind the source releases a couple of days.

Voice and video support is only built on Jaunty (9.04) and up.
 
  


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