Compiling Hello World plugin

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon Sep 28 13:53:03 EDT 2009

Sindhu Sundar spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I read the wiki page on how to write a plugin in C, the hello world
> plugin but I have been receiving these errors when I compile.
> sindhu at sindhu-eee:~/Desktop/Code/Online_Buddies_Tooltip/pidgin-2.5.5/libpurple/plugins$
> gcc -o helloworld helloworld.c

You will note that this is *not* how the HOWTO tells you to compile
the plugin.  There is a reason for that.  If you follow the
instructions in the HOWTO carefully, it should compile.  (I.e., using
'make' to compile your plugin, in this case.)


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