View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Pidgin from PPA?

August 20th, 2009, 04:28 AM
I wanted to be up to date with the latest version of pidgin so I followed the instructions on this (http://www.pidgin.im/download/ubuntu/) website. How can I make sure that the installing and updating was successful? How can I check which version I'm currently using?

August 20th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Pidgin has not been updated in the PPA and I don't think it will be... But I suggest you add the GetDeb repository:

echo "deb http://getdeb.masio.com.mx/ jaunty/" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list && sudo apt-get update

and then just:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

You will then have Pidgin 2.6.1 installed (you can check this by going to Help > About in Pidgin)