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    How to install Pidgin 2.4.3 in Linux Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn by compiling its source code(to compile Pidgin source code)

    First, remove Gaim by MainMenu-> Add/Remove-> Gaim

    Use synaptic to install the required packages...
    search for libgtk2.0 -> to install libgtk2.0-0 and libgtk2.0-dev
    search for gstreamer0.10 -> to install libgstreamer0.10-0 libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer0.10-plugins-good libgstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
    libgstreamer0.10-plugins-bad libgstreamer0.10-plugins-ffmpeg
    search for gtkspell -> to install libgtkspell0 and libgtkspell-dev

    Open a terminal by MainMenu > Accessories > Terminal
    Download pidgin-2.4.3.tar.bz2 from Pidgin website
    Unzip/extract pidgin-2.4.3.tar.bz2 into a foler called pidgin-2.4.3 by
    double clicking on tar.bz2 file-> click on Extract button-> Extract
    Put that folder on your Desktop
    Then type the commands (without "# ")
    # cd Desktop/pidgin-2.4.3
    # ./configure

    Then if you encounter the following message...
    quote "XScreenSaver extension development headers not found.
    Use --disable-screensaver if you do not need XScreenSaver extension support, this is required for detecting idle time by mouse and keyboard usage.
    " end of quote
    Open Synaptic and search for "xscreensaver"
    Then I found a package called "xscreensaver", but it had no its dev file, so I had to skip that support by enter the following in the terminal...
    # ./configure --disable-screensaver

    Then if you encounter the following message...
    quote "Startup notification development headers not found.
    Use --disable-startup-notification if you do not need it.
    " end of quote
    Open Synaptic and search for "startup notification"
    Install libstartup-notification0 and its dev file libstartup-notification0-dev
    Then run the same command again ...
    # ./configure --disable-screensaver

    Meanwhile development headers not found.
    Use --disable-meanwhile if you do not need meanwhile (Sametime) support.
    -> synaptic search: meanwhile -> install Meanwhile and its dev

    avahi development headers not found.
    Use --disable-avahi if you do not need avahi (Bonjour) support.
    -> synaptic search: avahi bonjour
    libavahi-compat-libdnssd-dev for
    Development headers for the Avahi Apple Bonjour compatibility library
    is not the one I need,
    so I give up by adding "--disable-avahi" after ./configure
    # ./configure --disable-screensaver --disable-avahi

    D-Bus development headers not found.
    Use --disable-dbus if you do not need D-Bus support.
    -> libdbus-1-dev, simple interprocess messaging system (development headers) is not the one, so I put down "... no" here.

    Perl development headers not found.
    Use --disable-perl if you do not need Perl scripting support.
    -> libperl-dev, Perl library: ... yes

    Neither GnuTLS or NSS SSL development headers found.
    Use --disable-nss --disable-gnutls if you do not need SSL support.
    MSN, Novell Groupwise and Google Talk will not work without GnuTLS or NSS. OpenSSL is NOT usable!
    -> libgnutls-dev, the GNU TLS library - development files...yes

    Tcl development headers not found.
    Use --disable-tcl if you do not need Tcl scripting support.
    -> tcl8.4-dev, Tcl (the Tool Command Language) v8.4 - development files... yes

    Tk development headers not found.
    Use --disable-tk if you do not need Tk scripting support.
    -> tk8.4-dev, Tk toolkit for Tcl and X11, v8.4 - development files...yes

    So eventually, the command becomes ...
    # ./configure --disable-screensaver --disable-avahi --disable-dbus
    Then I followed the README and INSTALL files inside pidgin-2.4.3 folder..
    # sudo make
    # make check
    # sudo make install
    # make clean
    # make distclean
    # pidgin or # finch
    or MainMenu > Internet > Pidgin

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    Re: How to install Pidgin 2.4.3 in Linux Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn by compiling its sou

    a precise and concise step-by-step instruction! works wonder! it solved the sticky point that bothered me for so long on ubuntu

    now i got all the IM working on my machine!

    one question: I downloaded the latest Pidgin version 2.7.5. at one point during compiling, it prompts whether i want to have voice and and video chat capability included. i checked the dependency and had the necessary files installed. but it still asked for files even though they're already there. so i ended up with no voice and video.

    so is the voice and video chat really possible under ubuntu? or i miss sth here.

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    Re: How to install Pidgin 2.4.3 in Linux Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn by compiling its sou

    Quote Originally Posted by xiongnu View Post
    a precise and concise step-by-step instruction! works wonder! it solved the sticky point that bothered me for so long on ubuntu

    now i got all the IM working on my machine!

    one question: I downloaded the latest Pidgin version 2.7.5. at one point during compiling, it prompts whether i want to have voice and and video chat capability included. i checked the dependency and had the necessary files installed. but it still asked for files even though they're already there. so i ended up with no voice and video.

    so is the voice and video chat really possible under ubuntu? or i miss sth here.
    Hi.

    This is a really old thread as you see dated 2008.

    And it was intended for Ubuntu 7.04 and support period for 7.04 desktop is over.

    Which version are you running?

    It would be better to start a new thread with all the hardware/software details.

    Regards.

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    Re: How to install Pidgin 2.4.3 in Linux Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn by compiling its sou

    see my signature

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    Re: How to install Pidgin 2.4.3 in Linux Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn by compiling its sou

    Are you still using 7.04?

    You hardware doesn't let you run newer version of Ubuntu?

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    Re: How to install Pidgin 2.4.3 in Linux Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn by compiling its sou

    Quote Originally Posted by xiongnu View Post
    a precise and concise step-by-step instruction! works wonder! it solved the sticky point that bothered me for so long on ubuntu

    now i got all the IM working on my machine!

    one question: I downloaded the latest Pidgin version 2.7.5. at one point during compiling, it prompts whether i want to have voice and and video chat capability included. i checked the dependency and had the necessary files installed. but it still asked for files even though they're already there. so i ended up with no voice and video.

    so is the voice and video chat really possible under ubuntu? or i miss sth here.
    First of all download pidgin from its website through the internet than double click on its .exe. after giving some easy instruction it will be installed successfully.

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    Re: How to install Pidgin 2.4.3 in Linux Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn by compiling its sou

    Closed, necromancy.

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