Cannot compile Pidgin 2.10.12 for Windows (cannot find -lssl3, -lnss3, etc)

Michael McConville mmcco at
Mon Feb 15 19:53:40 EST 2016

Andrew Martin wrote:
> I am attempting to compile Pidgin 2.10.12 for Windows both on a host
> Ubuntu 16.04 server as well as on Windows itself using cygwin. I have
> been following these instructions:
> On both Windows and Ubuntu, I get stuck at this point where -lssl3,
> -lnss3, and a few others are not found: 
> How can I resolve this error and successfully compile Pidgin?

Looks like you need to install NSS.

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