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Beekman 04-24-2010 05:28 AM

Adding a plugin to Pidgin
I'm trying to add a plugin to Pidgin, but I'm not really shure how to do it...

I downloaded the binairy as a shared dll (.so) and copied it to the pidgin root folder (/usr/lib/pidgin/)... I was kinda hoping that would be sufficient, but (after restarting Pidgin) I still don't see the new plugin in the plugins-list.

What am I doing wrong, or what should I do next?

gold_leaf 04-24-2010 07:33 AM

Use your package manager
I see you appear to be using Ubuntu. Run synaptic (package manager, or maybe it's called "software manager" or similar in Ubuntu), search for pidgin-plugin-pack, or just "pidgin" for an exhaustive list of everything you can install from the repos for pidgin.

If the particular plug-in that you're looking to install isn't covered by the repos it will help us to help you if we know which plugin we're talking about (ideally with a url to the source).

Beekman 04-24-2010 10:59 AM

Sorry for the missing info...

Yes, I'm using Ubuntu.
The plugin is Music Tracker, which is afaik not one of those plugins.

gold_leaf 04-26-2010 05:53 AM

A brief search through the repositories using synaptic reveals the presence of package "pidgin-musictracker", which I believe fits the bill.

Beekman 04-27-2010 10:10 AM

Wow, I have a synaptic package manager? :-P

(This is the newbie forum... I just started using Linux a few weeks ago... my OS knowledge at this moment only exists of Windows and MacOsX)

But that worked very well, thanks a lot!

Now I understand your previous post -> I thought you ment 'Ubuntu Software Center'; from where I installed Pidgin and from where you can also install some plugins...

gold_leaf 04-28-2010 11:04 AM

No probs, Beekman.

The software centre is OK for general applications but for the full range of software and add-ons available you'll want to access the universe repostories and Synaptic is the most comfortable way of doing that.

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