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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY pidgin-download-http "&sourceforge-dl;/pidgin/pidgin-&pidgin-version;.tar.bz2">
8 <!ENTITY pidgin-download-ftp " ">
9 <!ENTITY pidgin-md5sum "e135798bcf952ddb3c9e030c4b160c3e">
10 <!ENTITY pidgin-size "8.4 MB">
11 <!ENTITY pidgin-buildsize "277 MB (with tests and docs)">
12 <!ENTITY pidgin-time "0.7 SBU (using parallelism=4; with tests and docs)">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="pidgin" xreflabel="Pidgin-&pidgin-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="pidgin.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>Pidgin-&pidgin-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="pidgin">
26 <primary sortas="a-Pidgin">Pidgin</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to Pidgin</title>
31
32 <para>
33 <application>Pidgin</application> is a Gtk+ 2 instant messaging client
34 that can connect with a wide range of networks including AIM, ICQ,
35 GroupWise, MSN, Jabber, IRC, Napster, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Zephyr and Yahoo!
36 </para>
37
38 &lfs91_checked;
39
40 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
41 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
42 <listitem>
43 <para>
44 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&pidgin-download-http;"/>
45 </para>
46 </listitem>
47 <listitem>
48 <para>
49 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&pidgin-download-ftp;"/>
50 </para>
51 </listitem>
52 <listitem>
53 <para>
54 Download MD5 sum: &pidgin-md5sum;
55 </para>
56 </listitem>
57 <listitem>
58 <para>
59 Download size: &pidgin-size;
60 </para>
61 </listitem>
62 <listitem>
63 <para>
64 Estimated disk space required: &pidgin-buildsize;
65 </para>
66 </listitem>
67 <listitem>
68 <para>
69 Estimated build time: &pidgin-time;
70 </para>
71 </listitem>
72 </itemizedlist>
73
74 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Pidgin Dependencies</bridgehead>
75
76 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
77 <para role="required">
78 <xref linkend="gtk2"/>
79 </para>
80
81 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
82 <para role="recommended">
83 <xref linkend="libgcrypt"/>,
84 <xref linkend="gstreamer10"/> (required for audio support), and
85 <xref linkend="gnutls"/> or
86 <xref role="nodep" linkend="nss"/>
87 </para>
88
89 <para>
90 SSL support is required for the MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Novel Groupwise and
91 Google Talk protocol plugins. <application>GnuTLS</application> is the
92 preferred method (the Mozilla NSS API is more likely to change and this
93 can cause problems).
94 </para>
95
96 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
97 <para role="optional">
98 <xref linkend="avahi"/> (required for the Bonjour plugin),
99 <xref linkend="cyrus-sasl"/>,
100 <xref linkend="dbus"/>,
101 <xref linkend="evolution-data-server"/>,
102 <xref linkend="GConf"/>,
103 <xref linkend="libidn"/> (required, if you wish to run the test suite),
104 <xref linkend="NetworkManager"/>,
105 <xref linkend="sqlite"/> (required for the Contact Availability Prediction
106 plugin),
107 <xref linkend="startup-notification"/>,
108 <xref linkend="tcl"/>,
109 <xref linkend="tk"/>,
110 <ulink url="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Farstream">
111 Farstream (Version 0.1)</ulink>
112 (required for video and voice support),
113 <ulink url="http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/">Gtkspell</ulink>,
114 <ulink url="http://libgadu.net/">libgadu</ulink>,
115 <ulink url="http://meanwhile.sourceforge.net/">Meanwhile</ulink>
116 (required for Sametime protocol support),
117 <ulink url="https://www.mono-project.com/">Mono</ulink>,
118 <ulink url="http://silcnet.org/client.html">SILC Client</ulink>,
119 <ulink url="http://silcnet.org/client.html">SILC Toolkit</ulink>,
120 <ulink url="http://packages.debian.org/stable/source/zephyr">Zephyr</ulink>, and
121 <xref linkend="mitkrb"/> (required for Kerberos support in the Zephyr
122 module)
123 </para>
124
125 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional (runtime)</bridgehead>
126 <para role="optional">
127 <xref role="runtime" linkend="xdg-utils"/>
128 </para>
129
130 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
131 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/pidgin"/>
132 </para>
133 </sect2>
134
135 <sect2 role="installation">
136 <title>Installation of Pidgin</title>
137
138 <para>
139 If you wish to run the test suite, make sure that <xref
140 linkend="libidn"/> is installed and remove the switch
141 <quote>--disable-idn</quote>. Compile <application>Pidgin</application>
142 by running the following commands:
143 </para>
144
145<!-- - -with-gstreamer=1.0 is removed and gstreamer support is disabled
146 because of a build problem when both this and - -disable-vv are present.
147 See https://hastebin.com/utiwijizad.rb for more details, and check again
148 at the next version (2.14.1 or 3.0 - whichever is next). -->
149
150<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr \
151 --sysconfdir=/etc \
152 --disable-gstreamer \
153 --disable-avahi \
154 --disable-gtkspell \
155 --disable-meanwhile \
156 --disable-idn \
157 --disable-nm \
158 --disable-vv \
159 --disable-tcl &amp;&amp;
160make</userinput></screen>
161
162 <para>
163 If you have <xref linkend="doxygen"/> installed
164 (<xref linkend="graphviz"/> can be used also) and you wish to create the
165 API documentation, issue:
166 </para>
167
168<screen remap="doc"><userinput>make docs</userinput></screen>
169
170 <para>
171 Remember the remarks before <command>configure</command>. To test the
172 results, issue: <command>make check</command>.
173 </para>
174
175 <para>
176 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
177 </para>
178
179<screen role="root"><userinput>make install &amp;&amp;
180mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version; &amp;&amp;
181cp -v README doc/gtkrc-2.0 /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;</userinput></screen>
182
183 <para>
184 If you created the API documentation, install it using the following
185 commands as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
186 </para>
187
188<screen role="root"
189 remap="doc"><userinput>mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;/api &amp;&amp;
190cp -v doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;/api</userinput></screen>
191
192 <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"
193 href="../../xincludes/update-icons-and-desktop.xml"/>
194
195 </sect2>
196
197 <sect2 role="commands">
198 <title>Command Explanations</title>
199
200<!--
201 <para>
202 <parameter>- -with-gstreamer=1.0</parameter>: Remove this switch
203 and add <option>- -disable-gstreamer</option>
204 if you've not installed <xref linkend="gstreamer10"/>.
205 </para>
206-->
207 <para>
208 <parameter>--disable-gstreamer</parameter>: This switch disables gstreamer
209 support because there are problems with the build when Voice/Video support
210 is disabled, and gstreamer is enabled.
211 <!-- The problems exist within gst_device_monitor. See
212 https://hastebin.com/utiwijizad.rb for more details.
213 FIXME: Check this at the next release of pidgin, or if we ever add
214 Farstream. -->
215 </para>
216
217 <para>
218 <parameter>--disable-avahi</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
219 installed <xref linkend="avahi"/>.
220 </para>
221
222 <para>
223 <parameter>--disable-gtkspell</parameter>: Remove this
224 switch if you've installed
225 <ulink url="http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/">Gtkspell</ulink> and wish
226 to enable spellchecking support.
227 </para>
228
229 <para>
230 <parameter>--disable-meanwhile</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
231 installed <ulink url="http://meanwhile.sourceforge.net/">Meanwhile</ulink>.
232 </para>
233
234 <para>
235 <parameter>--disable-idn</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
236 installed <xref linkend="libidn"/>.
237 </para>
238
239 <para>
240 <parameter>--disable-nm</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
241 installed <xref linkend="NetworkManager"/>.
242 </para>
243
244 <para>
245 <parameter>--disable-vv</parameter>: Remove this
246 switch if you've installed
247 <ulink url="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Farstream">
248 Farstream (Version 0.1)</ulink> and wish to enable voice and video
249 communication support. You should also remove the --disable-gstreamer
250 flag.
251 </para>
252
253 <para>
254 <parameter>--disable-tcl</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
255 installed <xref linkend="tcl"/>.
256 </para>
257
258 <para>
259 <option>--enable-cyrus-sasl</option>: Use this switch if you've installed
260 <xref linkend="cyrus-sasl"/> and wish to build
261 <application>Pidgin</application> with SASL support.
262 </para>
263
264 <para>
265 <option>--disable-gnutls</option>: Use this switch if you've got both
266 <xref linkend="gnutls"/> and <xref linkend="nss"/> installed, but want
267 to use <xref linkend="nss"/> for the SSL support.
268 </para>
269
270 </sect2>
271
272 <sect2 role="configuration">
273 <title>Configuring Pidgin</title>
274
275 <sect3 id="pidgin-config">
276 <title>Config Files</title>
277 <para>
278 <filename>~/.purple/*</filename> and
279 <filename>~/.gtkrc-2.0</filename>
280 </para>
281
282 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-config">
283 <primary sortas="e-AA.purple-*">~/.purple/*</primary>
284 </indexterm>
285
286 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-config">
287 <primary sortas="e-AA.gtkrc-20">~/.gtkrc-2.0</primary>
288 </indexterm>
289 </sect3>
290
291 <sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
292
293 <para>
294 Most configuration can be accomplished by using the various preference
295 settings inside the programs. Additionally, you can create a
296 <filename>~/.gtkrc-2.0</filename> file which can store gtk+-2 theme
297 settings that affect <application>Pidgin</application> and other Gtk+ 2
298 applications. Note that an example <filename>gtkrc-2.0</filename> file
299 was installed during the package installation and can be used as a
300 starting point or reference.
301 </para>
302
303 </sect3>
304
305 </sect2>
306
307 <sect2 role="content">
308 <title>Contents</title>
309
310 <segmentedlist>
311 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
312 <segtitle>Installed Library</segtitle>
313 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
314
315 <seglistitem>
316 <seg>
317 <!--finch,--> pidgin, purple-client-example,
318 purple-remote, purple-send, purple-send-async, and
319 purple-url-handler
320 </seg>
321 <seg>
322 <!--libgnt.so,--> libpurple.so, and libpurple-client.so
323 </seg>
324 <seg>
325 <!--
326 /usr/include/finch,
327 /usr/include/gnt,
328 -->
329 /usr/include/libpurple,
330 /usr/include/pidgin,
331 <!--
332 /usr/lib/finch,
333 /usr/lib/gnt,
334 -->
335 /usr/lib/pidgin,
336 /usr/lib/purple-2,
337 /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;,
338 /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin,
339 /usr/share/purple, and
340 /usr/share/sounds/purple
341 </seg>
342 </seglistitem>
343 </segmentedlist>
344
345 <variablelist>
346 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
347 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
348 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
349
350 <!-- Seems to be removed with 2.14.0
351 <varlistentry id="finch">
352 <term><command>finch</command></term>
353 <listitem>
354 <para>
355 is a text-based instant messaging client.
356 </para>
357 <indexterm zone="pidgin finch">
358 <primary sortas="b-finch">finch</primary>
359 </indexterm>
360 </listitem>
361 </varlistentry>
362-->
363 <varlistentry id="pidgin-prog">
364 <term><command>pidgin</command></term>
365 <listitem>
366 <para>
367 is a <application>GTK+</application> 2 instant messaging client.
368 </para>
369 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-prog">
370 <primary sortas="b-pidgin">pidgin</primary>
371 </indexterm>
372 </listitem>
373 </varlistentry>
374
375 <varlistentry id="purple-client-example">
376 <term><command>purple-client-example</command></term>
377 <listitem>
378 <para>
379 is an example that demonstrate how to use libpurple-client
380 to communicate with purple.
381 </para>
382 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-client-example">
383 <primary sortas="b-purple-client-example">purple-client-example</primary>
384 </indexterm>
385 </listitem>
386 </varlistentry>
387
388 <varlistentry id="purple-remote">
389 <term><command>purple-remote</command></term>
390 <listitem>
391 <para>
392 sends remote commands to Pidgin/Finch.
393 </para>
394 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-remote">
395 <primary sortas="b-purple-remote">purple-remote</primary>
396 </indexterm>
397 </listitem>
398 </varlistentry>
399
400 <varlistentry id="purple-send">
401 <term><command>purple-send</command></term>
402 <listitem>
403 <para>
404 calls purple API functions using DBus and prints the return value.
405 </para>
406 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-send">
407 <primary sortas="b-purple-send">purple-send</primary>
408 </indexterm>
409 </listitem>
410 </varlistentry>
411
412 <varlistentry id="purple-send-async">
413 <term><command>purple-send-async</command></term>
414 <listitem>
415 <para>
416 calls purple API functions using DBus. As opposed to
417 <command>purple-send</command>, it does not print the return value.
418 </para>
419 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-send-async">
420 <primary sortas="b-purple-send-async">purple-send-async</primary>
421 </indexterm>
422 </listitem>
423 </varlistentry>
424
425 <varlistentry id="purple-url-handler">
426 <term><command>purple-url-handler</command></term>
427 <listitem>
428 <para>
429 is a python script to handle URLs with purple.
430 </para>
431 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-url-handler">
432 <primary sortas="b-purple-url-handler">purple-url-handler</primary>
433 </indexterm>
434 </listitem>
435 </varlistentry>
436
437 </variablelist>
438
439 </sect2>
440
441</sect1>
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