trouble building pidgin 2.4.0

Stu Tomlinson stu at
Mon Mar 31 22:01:15 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 09:42 -0600, Jeff Smith wrote:
> Linux OS is SUSE 10.0 using suse and packman rpm repositories
> Installing Pidgin 2.4.0
> I thought I finally got requirements to build 2.4.0 with desired 
> components. I had a package of gtkspell for SUSE that did not include 
> any way to be detected by configure script. I installed that from 
> source. It wasn't enabling GStreamer, which packaged version was also 
> too old (0.8.11) and not compatible. I got 0.10.17 from another rpm 
> repository.
> The problem I have now has to do with D-Bus (suse package 
> dbus-1-0.35.2-8). Do I need a newer version? It said it was good, but 
> `make` has error:

I think dbus_bus_release_name was added for D-Bus 0.60 and unfortunately
we didn't notice our use of this and update our configure script
checking accordingly. If you don't need dbus functionality you can use
"./configure --disable-dbus" when building Pidgin to get past this.



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