Issue after Download

Michael Secord gizmokid2005 at
Sun Apr 10 15:49:31 EDT 2011


That is definitely the source code download, which won't do you any good 
unless you have a true knowhow and need for it.

As Ethan said, Adium will be what you want. It's 
more/less pidgin for OSX. While it's not actually pidgin, it is a good 
replacement for it.


On 4/10/2011 2:58 PM Tamara Graham <moonsetlo at> said unto 
Tamara Graham <moonsetlo at>, support at
> Hi,
> Thanks for the quick reply.  I'm just trying to download the program 
> to use with my multiple applications. I read that it was a good 
> program to use to have various IMs open and working at the same time.
> Here is what I downloaded:
> And to answer your ending questions, I have no idea what adium is, so 
> I cannot know if it's a better choice for me. If it's not possible to 
> have the program on Mac, no worries.
> Thanks for your time.
> Tamara
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Ethan Blanton <elb at 
> <mailto:elb at>> wrote:
>     Tamara Graham spake unto us the following wisdom:
>     > I just finished downloading Pidgin for Mac. When the download
>     completed, a
>     > window popped up with the message of 'unarchiving pidgin...'.
>     After that,
>     > I'm unable to find the application to open. I'm not at all
>     literate with
>     > Pidgin or similar applications. Is there a step that I'm missing
>     in order to
>     > properly install the program for Mac?
>     We don't distribute a Pidgin for Mac, so I suspect one of two things
>     has happened.  Either you downloaded the source code from
> <>
>     (which is not what you want), or you downloaded a binary from someone
>     else (which we do not support).
>     There are several ways to install Pidgin on a Mac, but none of them
>     are probably going to make you happy.  What exactly are you trying to
>     do, and why do you want Pidgin on your Mac?  Is it possible that Adium
>     ( is a better choice?
>     Ethan
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