Pidgin is an instant messaging client that can connect with a wide range of networks including AIM, ICQ, GroupWise, MSN, Jabber, IRC, Napster, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Zephyr and Yahoo!.
Download (HTTP): http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pidgin/pidgin-2.1.0.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: 83f44bf9c076595967f7374c50250176
Download size: 7.7 MB
Estimated disk space required: 172 MB (additinoal 106 MB for API documentation)
Estimated build time: 2.5 SBU
SSL support is required for MSN Messenger and Google Talk. GnuTLS is the preferred method. Note that one of Firefox-184.108.40.206, Thunderbird-220.127.116.11, SeaMonkey-1.1.9, or Mozilla can be used instead of NSS.
GTK+-2.10.13 (required to build the GUI interface), Gtkspell (for spell-check support and only used if Gtk+ is installed), XScreenSaver-5.03 (to check for idleness and only used if Gtk+ is installed), startup-notification-0.9 (only used if Gtk+ is installed), and X Window System (used for session management support)
intltool-0.35.5, GConf-18.104.22.168, D-Bus GLib Bindings-0.74 (requires Python-2.5.2 also), SILC Client, SILC Toolkit, zephyr, GStreamer-0.10.13 (required for audio support), Evolution Data Server-1.10.3 (required for Evolution integration), SQLite (required for the Contact Availability Prediction plugin), Cyrus SASL-2.1.22 (required for Jabber support), MIT Kerberos V5-1.6 (required for Kerberos support in the Zephyr module), Avahi (required for the Bonjour plugin), Meanwhile (required for Sametime protocol support), NetworkManager (download and requires that D-Bus is installed), check (only used during the test suite), and Gadu-Gadu external libraries (cannot find a URL)
Compile Pidgin by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --with-gconf-schema-file-dir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3/gconf/schemas \ --disable-gtkui && make
To test the results, issue: make check. Note that the end result of the suite indicates an error. This error is only due to some locale translation issues and not the actual tests. The actual result of the tests are displayed about half way through the tests and should indicate that they passed.
Now, as the
make install && install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/pidgin-2.1.0 && install -v -m644 README* doc/*.txt doc/gtkrc-2.0 \ /usr/share/doc/pidgin-2.1.0
If you created the API documentation, install it using the
following commands as the
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/pidgin-2.1.0/api && install -v -m644 doc/html/* \ /usr/share/doc/pidgin-2.1.0/api
This parameter is used so that the GConf schema files are installed into the
existing database. If GConf is not
installed, the parameter does not affect the build or installation
of the package.
parameter is used if GTK+ is not
installed. The build will only produce the finch program, which is a
text-based (Ncurses) only version.
Remove this parameter if you have GTK+ installed to build the GUI pidgin program.
Most configuration can be accomplished by using the various
preference settings inside the programs. Additionally, you can
~/.gtkrc-02 file which can
store settings that affect the Pidgin application. Note that an example
gtkrc-02 file was installed during
the package installation and can be used as a starting point or
Last updated on 2007-08-16 17:34:29 -0500