Building Pidgin from Source on Ubuntu Fiesty

Linux

No Pidgin package pre-made for Ubuntu? Guess I’ll have to build from source!

Step 1: Install a bunch of libraries:
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libxml2-de
sudo apt-get install libnss-dev

Step 2: extract source to some directory

Step 3: cd to directory you extracted the source to and type the following commands.

Step 4: ./configure

Step5: wait

Step 6: make

Step 7: wait a lot more (like 5-8 minutes)

Step 8: sudo make install then wait about 15-20 minutes

Step 9:sudo make clean

Step 10: make a launcher – a. right click application panel b. click add to panel c. click “custom application launcher” d. name: Pidgin; command:pidgin %u ; icon: /source/directory/you/made/previously/pidgin/pixmaps/pidgin.ico

Use!

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