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Whenever a configure script runs and complains about a dependency, it is referring not to the software itself, but to the development package which includes the headers for the software in question (which will go to /usr/include/funheader.h or the like.)
I'm running Mandriva 2009.1 too and I just checked - the latest pidgin is 2.6.2 and that's what I have installed. If you're not seeing it in the package manager then all you need to do is run the updates.
As for compiling from source, if for some reason you want to then all I can really say is search the package manager for -dev or -devel packages relating to farsight etc. But really the whole reason we have packages is to avoid the kind of crap you've run into trying to build stuff from source - just run the updates and get the latest pidgin.
I ll continue on with this thread im still trying to install pidgin 2.6.3 from source , would like to do it from package manger or rpm but it doesnt seam to be there, i would like to have the voice and cam features in chatrooms.
any chance or someone installing it on mandriva 2009.1 and telling how its done i cant get past config errors.
beginging to think im wasting my time with mandriva nothing actully works correctly and doesnt bug should i change distos buying the powerpack solved nothing and i have no idea what support it gives this site is the only place I know that gives me linux help computer shops just try and sell me windows
You should understand that any distro, not just Mandriva, will ship with stable packages of a certain version (eg. for Mandriva 2009.1 it's openoffice 3.0.1, KDE 4.2.4, Pidgin 2.6.2 etc.) which are generally (with a very few exceptions, such as Firefox) not *upgraded* during the life of the release - bug and security fixes will be 'backported' to the version of the package that shipped with the release.
thanks for your reply as youve proberly notice i dont know much does it matter if pidgin is installed from the package manager when i was trying to install from source?
when http://pidgin.im/ says
2.6.1 adds XMPP Voice and Video support what does this mean
XMPP is the technical name for the open, standardised, protocol that Google Talk, Google Wave, Jabber and a host of less well-known programs/services use.
As I said 2.6.2 is in the repositories so will have the features that are in 2.6.1.
BTW don't worry about installing the package when you've tried to build from source, even if you'd succeeded in building from source it would have installed into /usr/local/, specifically to avoid interfering with software installed from packages.