Install package for Ubuntu

João Pinto lamego.pinto at
Mon May 14 14:20:39 EDT 2007

Debian Unstable Pidgin 2.0.0 binaries are not installable on the current
Ubuntu version, anyway your comment follows the same logic that drives users
to break their systems trying to install the Debian packages.
I will rebuild my packages using the official Debian package rules to avoid
any future distribution upgrade issues.

I understand your policy concerns, but I am also sure that it will fail in
the sense that people will keep looking for easy installations means and
eventually install it from unreliable sources.

Linux users in general expect the same software availably they get on other
OSes, specially for open source applications, I hope we, open source
developers, distro maintainers and open source supporters can overcome the
current limitations with a more constructive approach.


2007/5/14, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at>:
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> João Pinto wrote:
> > Hello,
> > as you may check there as been an high demand of Pidgin 2.0.0 for
> Ubuntu:
> >
> >
> > I would appreciate if you could host or link the .deb install packages
> > for Ubuntu from the download link.
> Pidgin does not endorse, host, or link to packages that were not created
> by a
> Pidgin developer or a distribution maintainer.  As such, the response to
> this
> and all other package requests will always be to wait for your
> distribution to
> package it or compile it yourself for the cases where Pidgin does not
> provide
> prebuilt binary packages.
> Worthy of mention is also the fact that Pidgin 2.0.0 is present in Debian
> unstable and that package may be usable on many Debian-based systems.
> John
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)
> =V9+u

João Pinto
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