Build Pidgin from Source

Craig Harding craigwharding at
Sun Oct 10 09:59:46 EDT 2010

I usually download the pidgin source and if there are any dependencies not
met (error: configure did not find ....) then I would use apt-get to install
those development packages (package-dev) from ubuntu instead of downloading
individual sources and compiling those.

There is also a "--disable-missing-dependencies" flag that I pass to
configure and use every time I build pidgin. You can pass this flag to
configure and it will skip and not fail on missing dependencies that are not
totally required to build pidgin. Ie: perl development packages for perl

Hope this helps,

On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Dharmesh Bhatt <dharmesh.bhatt2 at>wrote:

> Does anyone know if the instructions on the wiki to build Pidgin from
> source for Ubuntu 7.10 (Gusty) work for Lucid? I tried the command
> sudo apt-get build-dep pidgin
> and was met with a list of unmet dependencies for the build dep itself.
> Does the procedure using libnss3-dev work? If not, what would be the best
> way to go here?
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> Dharmesh
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