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How do I update pidgin?

Postby fudda on Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:21 am

Hi all,

ICQ protokoll had an update and now pidgin wont connect to it anymore. This has been fixed with the latest release 2.4.3 but I have absolutely no idea of how to install this under Mint.

EDIT:

took the source. tried to compile. needed to install about 1000000 development headers. done that. compiled.

now what? :|
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Re: How do I update pidgin?

Postby proxima_centauri on Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:29 pm

An easier way would to go to MintMenu and click on "Software Portal"
Search for Pidgin. Click on Pidgin and click Install Now.
You can also search the getdeb website and get it that way too.

As a point of reference, when you install software from source you open or navigate to the folder in terminal.
To install all you do in terminal (as root) is
./configure
make
make install

Cheers.
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Re: How do I update pidgin? 2.4.3 ICQ fix

Postby rhvkl on Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:04 am

1. Ok tried the source .... to many files missing
2. tried the software portal ... old version - icq isn't able to connect
3. http://www.getdeb.net/release/2883 ... followed the getdeb instruction: removed the three packages in apt-get and installed
3.1 pidgin-data_2.4.3-1~getdeb1_all
3.2 libpurple0_2.4.3-1~getdeb1_i386
3.3 pidgin_2.4.3-1~getdeb1_i386 (Hardy 32bit)


.... works now in version 2.4.3, thanks for the getdeb-site reminder, proxima_centauri, sometimes I forget that this exists :)
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Re: How do I update pidgin?

Postby fudda on Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:30 am

getdeb thing didnt work for me, refused ti install some packages.

So I compiled again (installed all the missing headers) and make install did part of the job... it was there but wouldnt run. So I reinstalled the packages from the manager. libpurple and pidgin.dev

doubleclicked icon, pidgin started up. checked version ---> 2.4.3 FINALLY!

reactivated ICQ account and now Im happy.

Still installing software is still a big problem for convincing Windows users to switch to Linux, as its a pain in the butt for beginners. :/

Getting used to all this Linux stuff. Even playing games on wine works quite well... but still. Its close to perfect, but not yet there.
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