"make -f Makefile.mingw installers" error

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 09:22:42 EDT 2010

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 22:18, chivise <cws.anny at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello:
> I compile pidgin. (Cygwin 1.7.5 gcc 4.4 in windows xp sp3);
>  "make -f Makefile.mingw" and "make -f Makefile.mingw install" are
> working good."
> But  "make -f Make.mingw installers" has error message:"sed:can't read
> pidgin/win32/nsis/available.lst:No such file or directory. make ***
> [generate_installer_includes] Error 2".
> I completely follow the  pidgin for windows build instructions, it still
> happens those errors,Could anyone please give some help?
> Thanks in advance.

That file was missing from the 2.7.0 tarball, but is present in the
2.7.1 tarball.

If you are determined to compile 2.7.0, you'll need to download the
available.lst file from here:

For 2.7.1, you'll need the following patch:


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