Building Pidgin 2.8.0 on Fedora 14 fails

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Sat Jun 11 10:11:24 EDT 2011

On 06/10/2011 10:14 PM, Brian Morrison wrote:
> The error message (the relevant part anyway) is:
> gevolution.c: In function 'get_config_frame':
> gevolution.c:450:36: error: 'GTK_POLICY_AUTO' undeclared (first use in this function)
> gevolution.c:450:36: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
> make[4]: *** [gevolution.lo] Error 1
> make[4]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
> I would have expected this to work ok on a recent Fedora. I've built
> many of the recent Pidgin versions throught the 2.6 and 2.7 series and
> it has been fine until now.
> Any ideas what the problem might be? I took the 2.7.11 src rpm from
> Fedora's Koji packages and edited the spec file a little to remove the
> unnecessary patch and fix up the version.

Try changing GTK_POLICY_AUTO to GTK_POLICY_AUTOMATIC.  This may have been due to
a patch committed for 2.8.0.


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