Where and how to install Pidgin - problem

João Olavo Baião de Vasconcelos joaoolavo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 12:34:12 EST 2007

On Nov 15, 2007 5:06 AM, Chris <debtfree411 at kol.co.nz> wrote:

>  Hi a newbie here
> I'm running Ubuntu 7.04 and trying to get pidgin (Pgn) installed.

Use the following deb file: http://www.getdeb.net/app.php?name=Pidgin
Download and run it. And there you go =)

And I also sugest upgrading to ubuntu 7.10.

> I downloaded the source file into my home dir. Opened terminal and 'cd' to
> find file dir and ran './configure' as per 'install' file then,
> Type `make' to compile the package.
> Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
> documentation. ("You should run 'make install' as root to make sure plugins
> and other files get installed into locations they want to be in.)
> then had the error message that GTK+ 2.0 files were not installed so I
> installed them
> however after all was "installed" the file was created in my Home dir with
> my documents etc. Not what I expected?
> Then I tried to run the program by clicking Pidgin 'shell script'  nothing
> happens?
> Please can someone help with what was supposed to happen or where I went
> wrong here and how to get it to run in the right place?
> Chris
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João Olavo Baião de Vasconcelos
Ciência da Computação
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