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    Pidgin

    I'm curious. Will Pidgin be backported to Feisty?

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    Re: Pidgin

    You can grab it from getdeb.net. It may or may not show up in Ubuntu backports, but not in the main repository.

    Edit: Sorry I didn't realise this was actually in the backports forum.

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    Re: Pidgin

    Quote Originally Posted by Schalken View Post
    You can grab it from getdeb.net. It may or may not show up in Ubuntu backports, but not in the main repository.

    Edit: Sorry I didn't realise this was actually in the backports forum.
    I just installed the package from getdeb.net in Feisty.

    It segfaults at startup.
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    Re: Pidgin

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyhawz View Post
    All things Gaim were removed. nautilus-sendto along with it.

    Code:
    $ pidgin
    Pidgin has segfaulted and attempted to dump a core file.
    This is a bug in the software and has happened through
    no fault of your own.
    
    If you can reproduce the crash, please notify the Pidgin
    developers by reporting a bug at
    http://pidgin.im/bug.php
    
    Please make sure to specify what you were doing at the time
    and post the backtrace from the core file.  If you do not know
    how to get the backtrace, please read the instructions at
    http://pidgin.im/gdb.php
    
    If you need further assistance, please IM either SeanEgn or
    LSchiere (via AIM).  Contact information for Sean and Luke
    on other protocols is at
    http://pidgin.im/contactinfo.php
    Aborted (core dumped)
    Scott
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    Thumbs down Re: Pidgin

    While this just isn't quite as good as having Pidgin itself in the actual repos, I use the Debuntu repos.

    Command-line method

    Run either:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    or
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    Paste the following code into the resulting file (simply Control+V if you used the first command, or Ctrl+Shift+Enter in the terminal):
    Code:
    deb http://repository.debuntu.org/ feisty multiverse
    deb-src http://repository.debuntu.org/ feisty multiverse
    Then, to trust their repositories, run:
    Code:
    wget http://repository.debuntu.org/GPG-Key-chantra.txt -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    Then update:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update
    GUI Method:

    Open Software Sources, located in the System >> Administration menu. It will ask for your password, input it and hit Enter. In the new window that opens, navigate to the "Third-Party Software" tab. Click "Add..." near the bottom. Copy and paste the following line into that window:
    Code:
    deb http://repository.debuntu.org/ feisty multiverse
    Repeat the process, but add "-src" (sans quotes) after "deb", like so:
    Code:
    deb-src http://repository.debuntu.org/ feisty multiverse
    Now that that's done, navigate to the "Authentication" tab. Use your web browser to download this file. You can use right-click, and "Save Link As...". At the bottom of the Software Sources window, click on "Import Key File..." and navigate to where you saved the above file.

    Now, click the Close button at the bottom of the window. You will get a message about updating software information, click "Yes" or "Update". The update software icon will appear in your task tray within a minute or so.

    This repo is special, 'cause it has a GAIM transitional package to stay safe for Feisty updates. This packages depends on the new Pidgin package, but has nothing else to speak of in the package.

    (Sorry for my over-simplifying speak, I'm trying to make sense to all).

    Extra note: If you used to use the mlind repositories, you will have to update the Pidgin packages. In Synaptic, use the buttons in the bottom-left to select Status, and then "Installed (local or obsolete)." Click on each Pidgin package, and press Ctrl+E, and select the most recent version as long as it isn't "(now)". If no Force Version dialog appears when you use Ctrl+E, then it's not in the new repo. Run a search to make sure.
    Last edited by DizzyTech; September 1st, 2007 at 01:59 PM. Reason: Updated tutorial for Debuntu repo
    Sincerely,
    Zachary Waldowski
    Dizzy Technology

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    Re: Pidgin

    I tried installing from source and it was actually very easy, I wrote a quick guide:

    http://jhcore.com/2007/06/04/install-pidgin-in-ubuntu/

    ~John

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    Re: Pidgin

    I've just had it pushed through as a security update. I was pretty surprised to find my GAIM gone and replaced by Pidgin.
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    Re: Pidgin

    Quote Originally Posted by jamyskis View Post
    I've just had it pushed through as a security update. I was pretty surprised to find my GAIM gone and replaced by Pidgin.
    sweet!
    can't wait!
    it's not showing up yet for me but hopefully soon.
    was hoping that it would be done this way.
    YAY! ubuntu!
    09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0

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    Re: Pidgin

    How as a security update? Doesn't ubuntu-desktop have to be updated as well because of its gaim dependency?
    Sincerely,
    Zachary Waldowski
    Dizzy Technology

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