Struggling with compilation of pidgin for windows

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Thu Oct 21 21:55:22 EDT 2010

On 10/21/2010 07:54 PM, April Kontostathis wrote:
> Is this anything I need to worry about?  I don't have a
> /win32-dev/pidgin-inst-deps-20100315/ directory at all.

Strictly speaking, you don't need exchndl.dll at all.  That said, it's used to
build backtraces when Pidgin crashes on Windows.

To get the file, you need to follow the directions for building the installer
(on the same BuildingWinPidgin wiki page) to get the pidgin-inst-deps-20100315
tarball, which you'll then extract to get the directory.

If you don't intend to build an installer, or don't need to, you can ignore the
part about installing NSIS and the nsisunz plugin and get only the inst-deps


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