Pidgin is a Gtk+ 2 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!
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 systemd platform.
Download (HTTP): http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pidgin/pidgin-2.10.11.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: 7c8bb6f997e05e7929104439872c2844
Download size: 9.0 MB
Estimated disk space required: 215 MB (additional 2 MB for the tests and 91 MB for API docs)
Estimated build time: 1.9 SBU (additional 0.1 SBU for API docs)
SSL support is required for the MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Novel Groupwise and Google Talk protocol plugins. GnuTLS is the preferred method (the Mozilla NSS API is more likely to change and this can cause problems).
Avahi-0.6.31 (required for the Bonjour plugin), Check-0.9.14 (only used during the test suite), Cyrus SASL-2.1.26, D-Bus, evolution-data-server-3.12.11, GConf-3.2.6, libidn-1.29 (required, if you wish to run the test suite), NetworkManager-1.0.0, GStreamer-0.10.36 (required for audio support), SQLite-220.127.116.11 (required for the Contact Availability Prediction plugin), startup-notification-0.12, Tcl-8.6.3, Tk-8.6.3, Farstream (Version 0.1) (required for video and voice support), Gtkspell, libgadu, Meanwhile (required for Sametime protocol support), SILC Client, SILC Toolkit, Zephyr, and MIT Kerberos V5-1.13.1 (required for Kerberos support in the Zephyr module),
If you wish to run the test suite, make sure that libidn-1.29 is installed and remove the switch “--disable-idn”. Compile Pidgin by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --sysconfdir=/etc \ --disable-avahi \ --disable-gtkspell \ --disable-gstreamer \ --disable-meanwhile \ --disable-idn \ --disable-nm \ --disable-vv \ --disable-tcl && make
Remember the remarks before configure. To test the results, issue: make check.
Now, as the
make install && mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/pidgin-2.10.11 && cp -v README doc/gtkrc-2.0 /usr/share/doc/pidgin-2.10.11
If you created the API documentation, install it using the
following commands as the
mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/pidgin-2.10.11/api && cp -v doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/pidgin-2.10.11/api
This package installs icon files into the
/usr/share/icons/hicolor hierarchy and desktop
files into the
/usr/share/applications hierarchy. You can
improve system performance and memory usage by updating
perform the update you must have GTK+-2.24.26 or
GTK+-3.14.8 installed (for the icon cache) and
desktop-file-utils-0.22 (for the
desktop cache) and issue the following commands as the
gtk-update-icon-cache && update-desktop-database
--disable-avahi: Remove this switch if
you've installed Avahi-0.6.31.
Remove this switch if you've installed Gtkspell.
--disable-gstreamer: Sounds. Remove
this switch if you've installed GStreamer-0.10.36.
--disable-meanwhile: Remove this switch
if you've installed Meanwhile.
--disable-idn: Remove this switch if
you've installed libidn-1.29.
--disable-nm: Remove this switch if
you've installed NetworkManager-1.0.0.
--disable-vv: Video and voice. Remove
this switch if you've installed Farstream
--disable-tcl: Remove this switch if
you've installed Tcl-8.6.3.
--enable-cyrus-sasl: Use this switch if
you've installed Cyrus SASL-2.1.26 and wish to build
Pidgin with SASL support.
Most configuration can be accomplished by using the various
preference settings inside the programs. Additionally, you can
~/.gtkrc-02 file which can
store gtk+-2 theme settings that affect Pidgin and other Gtk+ 2 applications. Note
that an example
gtkrc-02 file was
installed during the package installation and can be used as a
starting point or reference.
Last updated on 2014-10-29 21:36:30 +0100