How to install Pidgin 2.3.0

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How to install Pidgin 2.3.0

Postby Kynan on Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:27 am

I guys, with the release of pidgin 2.3.0 i was eager to try it however upon attempting to compile it i ran into some problems regarding SSL as did many people on ubuntu forums. But eventually a solution was found that worked for me, so i thought id share it with you guys here in case anyone wants to upgrade to this fresh release.


The original post can be found here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... page=5&#42 , i am merely rewriting this in a more step by step manner.

# 2.3.0 still doesnt fix the problem i had before with opening msn hotmail inbox more than once viewtopic.php?f=47&t=6967 and it still hasnt fixed the same problem i had before with the spell checker viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5746 but i included the solution (for spell checker) in the instructions so it will work with Daryna.
For a full list of changes goto http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog

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1. Open synaptic type pidgin and remove the current version.

2. Click on Settings > Repositories > New then add the following as in the screenshot below.
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deb http://apt.schmidtke-hb.de gutsy main universe multiverse
deb-src http://apt.schmidtke-hb.de gutsy main universe multiverse

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#note that if you try to refresh the repositories list it will come back with an error this is ok, It will still work.

3. Now search for aspell and install both aspell and aspell-en

4. Close Synaptic and Open up your terminal and type the following
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wget apt.schmidtke-hb.de/aptrepository.asc


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sudo apt-key add aptrepository.asc


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sudo aptitude update


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sudo aptitude install pidgin


5. Open synaptic and untick the two newly added repositories (if you got errors as mentioned above) otherwise you will get errors everytime you try to download dependencies or sudo aptitude update ect ect.

6. Pidgin should now be installed. Check the version once in pidgin buddy list by going to help > about.
Enjoy.
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Re: How to install Pidgin 2.3.0

Postby Kynan on Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:25 am

New easier way!
http://www.getdeb.net/app.php?name=Pidgin

1. pidgin-data.deb
2. libpurple0.deb
3. pidgin.deb
enjoy!
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Re: How to install Pidgin 2.3.0

Postby cisforcojo on Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:35 am

Kynan,

I've done it that way and for some reason, the pidgin files are listed as those that aren't needed so if I run a 'sudo apt-get autoremove'
Pidgin is deleted. It's not recognizing pidgin as an app, just as three separate files that are unrelated and not-needed. You have this same problem???

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Re: How to install Pidgin 2.3.0

Postby Kynan on Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:06 am

Hi i'm sorry for taking such a long time to reply, i must have missed the email notifying me of your reply, I stumbled upon this whilst browsing the forums... i'll answer your question, even though i doubt your still wondering.

I did not try autoremove infact i removed that version of pidgin shortly after writing the tutorial because the 2.3.0 had a bug with the display name using other peoples ones (fixed in 2.3.1), which prompted me to try an alternate "emesene" so i can't really comment, all i can say is that i now use emesene in preference to pidgin. It suits my needs better and seems to work and look much better, for instance opening hotmail inbox is easier and works all the time not only the first time you try like with pidgin...
Cheers Kynan.
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