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    Howto compile Pidgin IM

    As you may know, Gaim has been renamed to Pidgin IM. Beta7 source is now available in testing. The only difference I see is the interface:
    http://bomahy.nl/hylke/blog/?p=25
    I don't guarantee that this won't break your system, so please be sure you make any necessary backups.

    to install any dependencies you need to compile Pidgin, run the following:

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    sudo apt-get build-dep gaim
    autogen also needs some files:
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    sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev
    Go to the pidgin dev site to get the code:
    http://developer.pidgin.im/
    extract the source, cd into the folder, and execute
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    sh autogen.sh
    I got some warnings at this step but nothing that prevented me from continuing.

    after that is finished, run
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    make && sudo make install
    When it's ready to install it will ask for your password to copy the files over.

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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    Thanks, got it compiled. Took quite a bit to do so...
    Not much different, as you said.

    Any idea if removing Gaim will kill any dependencies?
    Last edited by Dual Cortex; April 8th, 2007 at 08:17 PM.

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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    I don't know... but since gaim and its libraries have changed names, I don't think there would be a problem with leaving the old gaim around.

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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    Can't find the source. Can someone give me a direct link?

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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntu27 View Post
    Can't find the source. Can someone give me a direct link?
    One direct link coming up!
    http://www.bomahy.nl/hylke/pidgin-mt...0070408.tar.gz

    It's the one on the page that says it's the "Developer Snapshot"

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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    The site is down (probably because it got digg'ed).
    Can you upload the snapshot please ...

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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    Well, I didn't save it, so I'm making a new one
    I edited out some group names and screen names to protect privacy
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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    Thanks, but ... i meant the source code

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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    yes i want to compile pidgin im as well but i cannot get my hands on the source code.

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    Re: Howto compile Pidgin IM

    Anyone got a deb handy?

    I'm temporarily on dialup so downloading all the development stuff will take a while.

    Thanks

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