Pidgin Windows Compile - inet_aton error - PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Fri Feb 27 23:42:14 EST 2009

2009/2/27 Sec <secq.002 at>:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to compile pidgin on windows using cygwin (v 2.5.1, also
> tried v2.5.3) according to the instructions at
> I keep getting several errors on sametime.c

This is probably because you're trying to build an older version of
pidgin with the latest dependencies - editing the meanwhile path in
libpurple/win32/global.mak to point to the current location of the
meanwhile headers (it should be a slightly different path) should take
care of this.

> So next I tried to disable unwanted protocols using
> $ MSGFMT=/home/sm/win32-dev/gtk_2_0 ./configure with-dynamic-prpls=
> But now I get error message saying
> inet_aton not found

You're going about this wrong, you can't build a native win32 version
with the configure script.


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