Does pidgin need an Internet connection per se or can it run on internal Corporate LAN?

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Thu Jul 26 14:15:18 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 11:02 -0700, Bill Fassler wrote:
> OK thanks I am just trying to understand my options.  I do not have
> bonjour as a selection on either of my GAIM clients.  My Ubuntu box is
> suppose to be 100% updated. I will leave the isolated LAN and connect
> to the outside WAN just to see if I can find pidgin and/or an IM
> server that I can install.
> BTW - Why is the application still GAIM on my new Ubuntu
> distribution? 
> I just configured and built pidgin on the slackware box and when I
> went into /usr/local/bin and launched it, it claimed that it couldn't
> find libpurple even though I see it in /usr/local/lib.
> I just did a regular native build
> ./configure
> make 
> make install

You probably need to run ldconfig as root.


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