Compling pidgin 2.5.5 under Ubuntu 8.10

Eric Polino aluink at
Tue Mar 17 18:07:48 EDT 2009

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On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 12:57, Paul Aurich <paul at> wrote:
> And Ori Idan spoke on 03/17/2009 07:45 AM, saying:
>> I am trying to compile pidgin 2.5.5 under Ubuntu 8.10 I get an error
>> message from configure that I don't have XScreenSaver development headers.
>> Can someone tell me what package provides this under Ubuntu?
> There's a very convenient function built-in to Debian (and all apt-based
> derivatives, like Ubuntu)'s package manager that will fetch all the build
> dependencies for a package. It's extremely useful when building things like
>  pidgin from source.
> As root, `apt-get build-dep pidgin` should install (most, if not all, of)
> the libraries you need.

Yes, this will work.  It does everything but I think sametime.  All I
had to disable was --disable-nm.  I'm not on my box, so I can't tell
you what that means, but that's all I had to disable.

>> --
>> Ori Idan
> ~Paul
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