[Question #43524]: install pidgin -2.5.0

SaschaVogt question43524 at answers.launchpad.net
Fri Aug 29 11:41:56 EDT 2008

Question #43524 on pidgin in ubuntu changed:

    Status: Open => Answered

SaschaVogt proposed the following answer:
Sorry for the inconvenience. You need to check the "Source" repositories
as well. Do so and after that do a "sudo apt-get update"

For your main problem. you need some dependencies to be able to build
pidgin from source. libdbus is only one of them. For compiling an
application you also need the header files of each libraries. In Ubuntu
and Debian these packages usually end with "...-dev". So for libdbus
you'd need libdbus-1-dev and I guess you'd also need libdbus-glib-1-dev.

To get all needed deps you should really get "sudo apt-get build-dep
pidgin" running (which needs Source repositories enabled).

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