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Last change on this file since 96aa419 was 96aa419, checked in by Douglas R. Reno <renodr@…>, 16 months ago

Package Update and changelog indentation fix
Update to pidgin-2.14.6

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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 "bba0fd38ee1d8b9b725c4dbdc33e58e7">
10 <!ENTITY pidgin-size "8.3 MB">
11 <!ENTITY pidgin-buildsize "297 MB (with tests and docs)">
12 <!ENTITY pidgin-time "0.6 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 <date>$Date$</date>
20 </sect1info>
21
22 <title>Pidgin-&pidgin-version;</title>
23
24 <indexterm zone="pidgin">
25 <primary sortas="a-Pidgin">Pidgin</primary>
26 </indexterm>
27
28 <sect2 role="package">
29 <title>Introduction to Pidgin</title>
30
31 <para>
32 <application>Pidgin</application> is a Gtk+ 2 instant messaging client
33 that can connect with a wide range of networks including Bonjour, ICQ,
34 GroupWise, Jabber/XMPP, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, SIMPLE, and Zephyr.
35 </para>
36
37 &lfs101_checked;
38
39 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
40 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
41 <listitem>
42 <para>
43 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&pidgin-download-http;"/>
44 </para>
45 </listitem>
46 <listitem>
47 <para>
48 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&pidgin-download-ftp;"/>
49 </para>
50 </listitem>
51 <listitem>
52 <para>
53 Download MD5 sum: &pidgin-md5sum;
54 </para>
55 </listitem>
56 <listitem>
57 <para>
58 Download size: &pidgin-size;
59 </para>
60 </listitem>
61 <listitem>
62 <para>
63 Estimated disk space required: &pidgin-buildsize;
64 </para>
65 </listitem>
66 <listitem>
67 <para>
68 Estimated build time: &pidgin-time;
69 </para>
70 </listitem>
71 </itemizedlist>
72
73 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Pidgin Dependencies</bridgehead>
74
75 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
76 <para role="required">
77 <xref linkend="gtk2"/>
78 </para>
79
80 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
81 <para role="recommended">
82 <xref linkend="libgcrypt"/>,
83 <xref linkend="gstreamer10"/> (required for audio support), and
84 <xref linkend="gnutls"/> or
85 <xref role="nodep" linkend="nss"/>
86 </para>
87
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
97 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
98 <para role="optional">
99 <xref linkend="avahi"/> (required for the Bonjour plugin),
100 <xref linkend="cyrus-sasl"/>,
101 <xref linkend="dbus"/>,
102 <xref linkend="doxygen"/>,
103 <xref linkend="evolution-data-server"/>,
104 <xref linkend="GConf"/>,
105 <xref linkend="graphviz"/>,
106 <xref linkend="libidn"/> (required, if you wish to run the test suite),
107 <xref linkend="NetworkManager"/>,
108 <xref linkend="sqlite"/> (required for the Contact Availability Prediction
109 plugin),
110 <xref linkend="startup-notification"/>,
111 <!-- <xref linkend="tcl"/>, -->
112 <xref linkend="tk"/>,
113 <ulink url="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Farstream">
114 Farstream (Version 0.1)</ulink>
115 (required for video and voice support),
116 <ulink url="http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/">Gtkspell</ulink>,
117 <ulink url="http://libgadu.net/">libgadu</ulink>,
118 <ulink url="http://meanwhile.sourceforge.net/">Meanwhile</ulink>
119 (required for Sametime protocol support),
120 <ulink url="https://www.mono-project.com/">Mono</ulink>,
121 <ulink url="http://silcnet.org/client.html">SILC Client</ulink>,
122 <ulink url="http://silcnet.org/client.html">SILC Toolkit</ulink>,
123 <ulink url="http://packages.debian.org/stable/source/zephyr">Zephyr</ulink>, and
124 <xref linkend="mitkrb"/> (required for Kerberos support in the Zephyr
125 module)
126 </para>
127
128 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional (runtime)</bridgehead>
129 <para role="optional">
130 <xref role="runtime" linkend="xdg-utils"/>
131 </para>
132
133 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
134 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/pidgin"/>
135 </para>
136 </sect2>
137
138 <sect2 role="installation">
139 <title>Installation of Pidgin</title>
140
141 <para>
142 If you wish to run the test suite, make sure that <xref
143 linkend="libidn"/> is installed and remove the switch
144 <quote>--disable-idn</quote>. Compile <application>Pidgin</application>
145 by running the following commands:
146 </para>
147
148<!-- - -with-gstreamer=1.0 is removed and gstreamer support is disabled
149 because of a build problem when both this and - -disable-vv are present.
150 See https://hastebin.com/utiwijizad.rb for more details, and check again
151 at the next version (2.14.1 or 3.0 - whichever is next). -->
152
153<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr \
154 --sysconfdir=/etc \
155 --disable-gstreamer \
156 --disable-avahi \
157 --disable-gtkspell \
158 --disable-meanwhile \
159 --disable-idn \
160 --disable-nm \
161 --disable-vv &amp;&amp;
162make</userinput></screen>
163
164 <para>
165 If you have <xref linkend="doxygen"/> installed
166 (<xref linkend="graphviz"/> can be used also) and you wish to create the
167 API documentation, issue:
168 </para>
169
170<screen remap="doc"><userinput>make docs</userinput></screen>
171
172 <para>
173 Remember the remarks before <command>configure</command>. To test the
174 results, issue: <command>make check</command>.
175 </para>
176
177 <para>
178 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
179 </para>
180
181<screen role="root"><userinput>make install &amp;&amp;
182mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version; &amp;&amp;
183cp -v README doc/gtkrc-2.0 /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;</userinput></screen>
184
185 <para>
186 If you created the API documentation, install it using the following
187 commands as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
188 </para>
189
190<screen role="root"
191 remap="doc"><userinput>mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;/api &amp;&amp;
192cp -v doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;/api</userinput></screen>
193
194 <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"
195 href="../../xincludes/update-icons-and-desktop.xml"/>
196
197 </sect2>
198
199 <sect2 role="commands">
200 <title>Command Explanations</title>
201
202<!--
203 <para>
204 <parameter>- -with-gstreamer=1.0</parameter>: Remove this switch
205 and add <option>- -disable-gstreamer</option>
206 if you've not installed <xref linkend="gstreamer10"/>.
207 </para>
208-->
209 <para>
210 <parameter>--disable-gstreamer</parameter>: This switch disables gstreamer
211 support because there are problems with the build when Voice/Video support
212 is disabled, and gstreamer is enabled.
213 <!-- The problems exist within gst_device_monitor. See
214 https://hastebin.com/utiwijizad.rb for more details.
215 FIXME: Check this at the next release of pidgin, or if we ever add
216 Farstream. -->
217 </para>
218
219 <para>
220 <parameter>--disable-avahi</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
221 installed <xref linkend="avahi"/>.
222 </para>
223
224 <para>
225 <parameter>--disable-gtkspell</parameter>: Remove this
226 switch if you've installed
227 <ulink url="http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/">Gtkspell</ulink> and wish
228 to enable spellchecking support.
229 </para>
230
231 <para>
232 <parameter>--disable-meanwhile</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
233 installed <ulink url="http://meanwhile.sourceforge.net/">Meanwhile</ulink>.
234 </para>
235
236 <para>
237 <parameter>--disable-idn</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
238 installed <xref linkend="libidn"/>.
239 </para>
240
241 <para>
242 <parameter>--disable-nm</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
243 installed <xref linkend="NetworkManager"/>.
244 </para>
245
246 <para>
247 <parameter>--disable-vv</parameter>: Remove this
248 switch if you've installed
249 <ulink url="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Farstream">
250 Farstream (Version 0.1)</ulink> and wish to enable voice and video
251 communication support. You should also remove the --disable-gstreamer
252 flag.
253 </para>
254<!--
255 <para>
256 <parameter>- -disable-tcl</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
257 installed <xref linkend="tcl"/>.
258 </para>
259i-->
260 <para>
261 <option>--enable-cyrus-sasl</option>: Use this switch if you've installed
262 <xref linkend="cyrus-sasl"/> and wish to build
263 <application>Pidgin</application> with SASL support.
264 </para>
265
266 <para>
267 <option>--disable-gnutls</option>: Use this switch if you've got both
268 <xref linkend="gnutls"/> and <xref linkend="nss"/> installed, but want
269 to use <xref linkend="nss"/> for the SSL support.
270 </para>
271
272 </sect2>
273
274 <sect2 role="configuration">
275 <title>Configuring Pidgin</title>
276
277 <sect3 id="pidgin-config">
278 <title>Config Files</title>
279 <para>
280 <filename>~/.purple/*</filename> and
281 <filename>~/.gtkrc-2.0</filename>
282 </para>
283
284 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-config">
285 <primary sortas="e-AA.purple-*">~/.purple/*</primary>
286 </indexterm>
287
288 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-config">
289 <primary sortas="e-AA.gtkrc-20">~/.gtkrc-2.0</primary>
290 </indexterm>
291 </sect3>
292
293 <sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
294
295 <para>
296 Most configuration can be accomplished by using the various preference
297 settings inside the programs. Additionally, you can create a
298 <filename>~/.gtkrc-2.0</filename> file which can store gtk+-2 theme
299 settings that affect <application>Pidgin</application> and other Gtk+ 2
300 applications. Note that an example <filename>gtkrc-2.0</filename> file
301 was installed during the package installation and can be used as a
302 starting point or reference.
303 </para>
304
305 </sect3>
306
307 </sect2>
308
309 <sect2 role="content">
310 <title>Contents</title>
311
312 <segmentedlist>
313 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
314 <segtitle>Installed Library</segtitle>
315 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
316
317 <seglistitem>
318 <seg>
319 <!--finch,--> pidgin, purple-client-example,
320 purple-remote, purple-send, purple-send-async, and
321 purple-url-handler
322 </seg>
323 <seg>
324 <!--libgnt.so,--> libpurple.so, and libpurple-client.so
325 </seg>
326 <seg>
327 <!--
328 /usr/include/finch,
329 /usr/include/gnt,
330 -->
331 /usr/include/libpurple,
332 /usr/include/pidgin,
333 <!--
334 /usr/lib/finch,
335 /usr/lib/gnt,
336 -->
337 /usr/lib/pidgin,
338 /usr/lib/purple-2,
339 /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;,
340 /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin,
341 /usr/share/purple, and
342 /usr/share/sounds/purple
343 </seg>
344 </seglistitem>
345 </segmentedlist>
346
347 <variablelist>
348 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
349 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
350 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
351
352 <!-- Seems to be removed with 2.14.0
353 <varlistentry id="finch">
354 <term><command>finch</command></term>
355 <listitem>
356 <para>
357 is a text-based instant messaging client.
358 </para>
359 <indexterm zone="pidgin finch">
360 <primary sortas="b-finch">finch</primary>
361 </indexterm>
362 </listitem>
363 </varlistentry>
364-->
365 <varlistentry id="pidgin-prog">
366 <term><command>pidgin</command></term>
367 <listitem>
368 <para>
369 is a <application>GTK+</application> 2 instant messaging client
370 </para>
371 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-prog">
372 <primary sortas="b-pidgin">pidgin</primary>
373 </indexterm>
374 </listitem>
375 </varlistentry>
376
377 <varlistentry id="purple-client-example">
378 <term><command>purple-client-example</command></term>
379 <listitem>
380 <para>
381 is an example that demonstrates how to use the libpurple-client
382 library to communicate with purple
383 </para>
384 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-client-example">
385 <primary sortas="b-purple-client-example">purple-client-example</primary>
386 </indexterm>
387 </listitem>
388 </varlistentry>
389
390 <varlistentry id="purple-remote">
391 <term><command>purple-remote</command></term>
392 <listitem>
393 <para>
394 sends remote commands to Pidgin/Finch
395 </para>
396 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-remote">
397 <primary sortas="b-purple-remote">purple-remote</primary>
398 </indexterm>
399 </listitem>
400 </varlistentry>
401
402 <varlistentry id="purple-send">
403 <term><command>purple-send</command></term>
404 <listitem>
405 <para>
406 calls purple API functions using DBus and prints the return value
407 </para>
408 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-send">
409 <primary sortas="b-purple-send">purple-send</primary>
410 </indexterm>
411 </listitem>
412 </varlistentry>
413
414 <varlistentry id="purple-send-async">
415 <term><command>purple-send-async</command></term>
416 <listitem>
417 <para>
418 calls purple API functions using DBus. As opposed to
419 <command>purple-send</command>, it does not print the return value
420 </para>
421 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-send-async">
422 <primary sortas="b-purple-send-async">purple-send-async</primary>
423 </indexterm>
424 </listitem>
425 </varlistentry>
426
427 <varlistentry id="purple-url-handler">
428 <term><command>purple-url-handler</command></term>
429 <listitem>
430 <para>
431 is a python script to handle URLs with purple
432 </para>
433 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-url-handler">
434 <primary sortas="b-purple-url-handler">purple-url-handler</primary>
435 </indexterm>
436 </listitem>
437 </varlistentry>
438
439 </variablelist>
440
441 </sect2>
442
443</sect1>
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