build issue for pidgin on debian

Here is, what I needed to install additionally:

XSceenSaver development headers: libxss-dev
Startup notification development headers: libstartup-notification0-dev
GtkSpell development headers: libaspell-dev libgtkspell-dev
libxml2 >= 2.6.0 development headers: libxml2-dev
GStreamer development headers: libgstreamer0.10-dev
Meanwhile development headers: libmeanwhile-dev
avahi development headers: –disable-avahi
D-Bus development headers : libdbus-1-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev
NetworkManager development headers: network-manager-dev
Perl development headers: libperl-dev
GnuTLS or NSS SSL development headers: libnss3-dev
Tcl development headers: tcl8.4-dev
Tk development headers:

after installing these packages run the config scripts as follow –

./configure –prefix=/usr/local/pidgin –enable-nss –disable-avahi –disable-tk

Don’t forget to export this path on your PATH variable!!

Perhaps this saves some googleing.

If you still fails to run pidgin ..

just remove the .purple dir from your home and run ldconfig and then run pidgin again. 🙂

Another easy way I recently found –

you need to add this line:

deb lenny-backports main

and then:

apt-get update
apt-get install debian-backports-keyring
apt-get update

to let the system know about the new source, to install the keyring and to let the system know about the installed keyring.

to install from backports you need to run:

apt-get install -t lenny-backports

I hope this will help you

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