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  1. #1
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    Default Updating pidgin the quick and easy way.

    Not really a guide per say but ive _always_ been annoyed with the fact that yahoo will not work with the version thats in the repo. I also enjoy having my e-mail, im, twitter, irc, and skype "txt" all in one. So after spending _way_ to long screwing with this, i figured id make someones life just a little easier.

    Should be as simple as copy and paste so what took me a few hours of looking and playing with should only take you 2min.

    Code:
    #Install intltool for the compile, gtkspell for spelling and perl-dev for scripts
    apt-get install intltool libgtkspell-dev libperl-dev
    
    
    #Make our working dir's
    mkdir /tmp/pidgin_shit && cd /tmp/pidgin_shit
    
    
    #Download and extract
    wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin/files/Pidgin/2.7.9/pidgin-2.7.9.tar.bz2
    tar xvf pidgin-2.7.9.tar.bz2
    cd pidgin-2.7.9
    
    
    #Compile it, if you dont want perl use --disable-perl
    ./configure --disable-screensaver --disable-startup-notification \
    --disable-gstreamer --disable-vv --disable-meanwhile --disable-avahi \
    --disable-dbus --disable-tcl --prefix=/usr
    make
    make install
    
    
    #Down and install microblog for twitter
    cd ..
    wget http://microblog-purple.googlecode.com/files/mbpurple-0.3.0.tar.gz
    tar xvf mbpurple-0.3.0.tar.gz
    cd mbpurple-0.3.0
    make
    make install
    
    
    #Down and install the lib for Off The Record
    cd ..
    wget http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/libotr-3.2.0.tar.gz
    tar xvf libotr-3.2.0.tar.gz
    cd libotr-3.2.0
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    
    
    #Down and install OTR for pidgin
    cd ..
    wget http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/pidgin-otr-3.2.0.tar.gz
    tar xvf pidgin-otr-3.2.0.tar.gz
    cd pidgin-otr-3.2.0
    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    make
    make install
    
    
    #Down and install some fancy plugins ;)
    cd ..
    wget https://www.guifications.org/attachments/download/135/purple-plugin_pack-2.6.3.tar.bz2
    tar xvf purple-plugin_pack-2.6.3.tar.bz2
    cd purple-plugin_pack-2.6.3
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    
    
    #Down and install pretty notifications
    cd ..
    wget https://www.guifications.org/attachments/download/143/pidgin-guifications-2.16.tar.bz2
    tar xvf pidgin-guifications-2.16.tar.bz2
    cd pidgin-guifications-2.16
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    
    
    #Down and install skype "text" support ...
    cd /usr/lib/purple-2/
    wget http://eion.robbmob.com/libskype.so
    And thats all there is to it, if you need to test to make sure its working feel free to send me a msg "vvpalin" on everything except skype.

    Cheers

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Updating pidgin the quick and easy way.

    thx 4 d wonderful tuts

    works well 4 me using yahoo

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