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Old 09-18-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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pidgin


im trying to install the latest pidgin from source .
and keep getting an error.
checking for FARSIGHT... no
configure: error:
Dependencies for voice/video were not met.

which farsight packages does it want? I have them all installed

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Old 09-18-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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Nice screenshot! I would imagine it's looking for the Mandriva equivalent of this: http://packages.debian.org/testing/l...y-farsight-dev

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.)
 
Old 09-24-2009, 09:25 AM   #3
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Indeed there is a package called libtelepathy-farsight-devel in Mandriva so a
Code:
urpmi libtelepathy-farsight-devel
should fix it
 
Old 09-25-2009, 03:56 PM   #4
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configure: error:
Startup notification development headers not found.
Use --disable-startup-notification if you do not need it.


thats the first error i get . I used the disable option (dont know if pidgin needs this think it might)

[root@localhost pidgin-2.6.2]# ./configure --disable-startup-notification

then i got this error

checking for FARSIGHT... no
configure: error:
Dependencies for voice/video were not met.
Install the necessary gstreamer and farsight packages first.


[root@localhost pidgin-2.6.2]# urpmi libtelepathy-farsight-devel
Package libtelepathy-farsight-devel-0.0.6-1mdv2009.1.i586 is already installed


i think im still missing a development package but have no idea which 1.
any ideas?
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:52 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 04:08 PM   #6
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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
 
Old 10-30-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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I just checked the Pidgin website and there's nothing about the addition of voice and cam features in the changelogs between 2.6.2 and 2.6.3, see http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog and http://developer.pidgin.im/query?sta...ilestone=2.6.3
Just install 2.6.2 using the package manager and save yourself a lot of trouble.

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.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 04:59 PM   #8
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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
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:22 PM   #9
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2.6.3 appeared in the packagemanger so installed it
how do i enable it or find out why its disabled?
http://steve.ftw.net.au/sendmestuff/...vodeo how1.png
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:24 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:24 PM   #11
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2.6.3 appeared in the packagemanger so installed it
how do i enable it or find out why its disabled?
link is screen shot pic
http://steve.ftw.net.au/sendmestuff/...vodeo how1.png cant work out how to get an image here

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Old 10-30-2009, 05:26 PM   #12
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In short I think voice and video support is only for Google Talk/Google Wave at the moment
 
  


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