building pidgin-vv on Ubuntu 14.04

ivan mcvanili at
Mon Oct 19 12:54:54 EDT 2015

On 19.10.2015 02:21, Michael McConville wrote:
> ivan wrote:
>> I want to try Pidgin with voice and video support for video calls.
>> However, it seems that there're no Pidgin vv builds for Ubuntu (or I
>> haven't found one), so I've tried to build it by myself, but the make
>> fails with
>> /usr/bin/ld: gtkmedia.o: undefined reference to symbol
>> 'XSetErrorHandler' //usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ error adding
>> symbols: DSO missing from command line
>> How it is possible to solve this? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with
>> pidgin-2.10.11
> Sounds like a bug. What configure flags are you using? I'm assuming the
> system has X Windows installed?
The flags are
--enable-vv --disable-screensaver --disable-gtkspell --disable-avahi 

As to X Windows I have xorg and xauth packages installed, these should 
provide functionality of X11

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