Installing Pidgin with missing dependencies without root access
I'm trying to install Pidgin in my home directory on a computer for which I don't have root access. The problem is that there's at least one missing dependency, so my question is, is it possible to compile any necessary dependencies in another folder in my home directory and tell Pidgin to look there when I ./configure? I tried typing ./configure --help to look at the options, but it was all a bit over my head. I guess it would be possible to add the directory to my path, but that doesn't seem like a very elegant solution.