Trouble installing Pidgin...

Jean-David Beyer jeandavid8 at
Mon Aug 6 14:59:50 EDT 2007

Stu Tomlinson wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-08-03 at 06:38 -0400, Jean-David Beyer wrote:
>> In particular, I run Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
>> It complained about missing stuff, and
>> I downloaded and installed which also included 
> How did you install these?

I downloaded libsilc-0.9.12-1.i386.rpm from somewhere (rpmfind) and did rpm
-Uvh libsilc-0.9.12-1.i386.rpm and it loaded both of them.
>> Is this a bug in your yum dependencies, or must I load libsilc from 
>> somewhere else to get the older version, or what?
> It appears Red Hat have dropped libsilc from RHEL5, but as I build the 
> RPMs using the CentOS RHEL rebuild which appears to have maintained 
> libsilc the Pidgin RPMs have SILC support. You can install the CentOS 
> libsilc RPM from here to satisfy the missing dependency:
Thanks. I removed the rpm I had installed and installed the one you
suggested and it now seems to work. No one I know is logged in at the
moment, but it looks somewhat as I remember it from a few months ago. There
are superficial differences, but that does not matter as I am not a power user.

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