Mac OS X port: fink package submission

David Fang fang at
Wed Sep 26 03:08:01 EDT 2007

Greetings all,

 	I'm currently working on a packaging for pidgin (2.2.0) for Fink 
(  I'm well aware of Adium, but I wished to package up 
finch as well, and subpackage up libpurple.  Work-in-progress can be found 
at sourceforge's tracker:

 	I've been using drafts of this packaging ( for the 
last several weeks (since 2.1.0) and things seem to run well.  2.2.0 
required me to write a tiny patch, which is attached to the tracker item 
as 'pidgin.patch'.  Feedback and comments are welcome from anyone: 
port-writers, core-developers, macosx-users...  I am not intimately 
familiar with many of the dependencies (nor perl) so I may have made some 
mistakes along the way.  Maybe once this makes it into fink's package 
tree, some more notes can be added to "Compiling for Mac OS X" on the 
online documents.

Thanks for developing pidgin!



David Fang
Computer Systems Laboratory
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cornell University
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