Pidgin From Source

Posted on: February 5, 2008

Well to start with Pidgin is a multi-protocol IM client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.A small apt-get would install pidgin to your linux,but backports have their own after effects which ive faced yesterday(like libnotify error)…so decided to install it from source…here is a small howto install pidgin from source the source from its homepage

2.Extract the tar.gz and compile….

Dependencies u must install are:

1.You must have the GLib 2.0 development headers installed to build
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev or just search for libglib in synaptic

2.You must have the GTK+ 2.0 development headers installed
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev2.

3.You will also need to install SSL libraries to get msn working:
sudo aptitude install libnss-dev
4.other dependencies
apt-get install libxml2-dev
apt-get install gettext
apt-get install libnss-dev libnspr-dev
apt-get install libgtkspell-dev

This worked fine for me..if any issues just comment!!!!!


4 Responses to "Pidgin From Source"

gr8 howto tutorial

nice step by step guide…

actually ive lost hope searching for it…just found this.
ur a life saver..thank you very much kranny

I keep getting message after message that the package cannot be found for


I am running heron, and I cannot find anywhere to tell me how to put these on my system if they are not found

this is the second how-to I have come accross

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