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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 &amp;&amp;
159make</userinput></screen>
160
161 <para>
162 If you have <xref linkend="doxygen"/> installed
163 (<xref linkend="graphviz"/> can be used also) and you wish to create the
164 API documentation, issue:
165 </para>
166
167<screen remap="doc"><userinput>make docs</userinput></screen>
168
169 <para>
170 Remember the remarks before <command>configure</command>. To test the
171 results, issue: <command>make check</command>.
172 </para>
173
174 <para>
175 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
176 </para>
177
178<screen role="root"><userinput>make install &amp;&amp;
179mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version; &amp;&amp;
180cp -v README doc/gtkrc-2.0 /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;</userinput></screen>
181
182 <para>
183 If you created the API documentation, install it using the following
184 commands as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
185 </para>
186
187<screen role="root"
188 remap="doc"><userinput>mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;/api &amp;&amp;
189cp -v doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;/api</userinput></screen>
190
191 <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"
192 href="../../xincludes/update-icons-and-desktop.xml"/>
193
194 </sect2>
195
196 <sect2 role="commands">
197 <title>Command Explanations</title>
198
199<!--
200 <para>
201 <parameter>- -with-gstreamer=1.0</parameter>: Remove this switch
202 and add <option>- -disable-gstreamer</option>
203 if you've not installed <xref linkend="gstreamer10"/>.
204 </para>
205-->
206 <para>
207 <parameter>--disable-gstreamer</parameter>: This switch disables gstreamer
208 support because there are problems with the build when Voice/Video support
209 is disabled, and gstreamer is enabled.
210 <!-- The problems exist within gst_device_monitor. See
211 https://hastebin.com/utiwijizad.rb for more details.
212 FIXME: Check this at the next release of pidgin, or if we ever add
213 Farstream. -->
214 </para>
215
216 <para>
217 <parameter>--disable-avahi</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
218 installed <xref linkend="avahi"/>.
219 </para>
220
221 <para>
222 <parameter>--disable-gtkspell</parameter>: Remove this
223 switch if you've installed
224 <ulink url="http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/">Gtkspell</ulink> and wish
225 to enable spellchecking support.
226 </para>
227
228 <para>
229 <parameter>--disable-meanwhile</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
230 installed <ulink url="http://meanwhile.sourceforge.net/">Meanwhile</ulink>.
231 </para>
232
233 <para>
234 <parameter>--disable-idn</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
235 installed <xref linkend="libidn"/>.
236 </para>
237
238 <para>
239 <parameter>--disable-nm</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
240 installed <xref linkend="NetworkManager"/>.
241 </para>
242
243 <para>
244 <parameter>--disable-vv</parameter>: Remove this
245 switch if you've installed
246 <ulink url="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Farstream">
247 Farstream (Version 0.1)</ulink> and wish to enable voice and video
248 communication support. You should also remove the --disable-gstreamer
249 flag.
250 </para>
251<!--
252 <para>
253 <parameter>- -disable-tcl</parameter>: Remove this switch if you've
254 installed <xref linkend="tcl"/>.
255 </para>
256i-->
257 <para>
258 <option>--enable-cyrus-sasl</option>: Use this switch if you've installed
259 <xref linkend="cyrus-sasl"/> and wish to build
260 <application>Pidgin</application> with SASL support.
261 </para>
262
263 <para>
264 <option>--disable-gnutls</option>: Use this switch if you've got both
265 <xref linkend="gnutls"/> and <xref linkend="nss"/> installed, but want
266 to use <xref linkend="nss"/> for the SSL support.
267 </para>
268
269 </sect2>
270
271 <sect2 role="configuration">
272 <title>Configuring Pidgin</title>
273
274 <sect3 id="pidgin-config">
275 <title>Config Files</title>
276 <para>
277 <filename>~/.purple/*</filename> and
278 <filename>~/.gtkrc-2.0</filename>
279 </para>
280
281 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-config">
282 <primary sortas="e-AA.purple-*">~/.purple/*</primary>
283 </indexterm>
284
285 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-config">
286 <primary sortas="e-AA.gtkrc-20">~/.gtkrc-2.0</primary>
287 </indexterm>
288 </sect3>
289
290 <sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
291
292 <para>
293 Most configuration can be accomplished by using the various preference
294 settings inside the programs. Additionally, you can create a
295 <filename>~/.gtkrc-2.0</filename> file which can store gtk+-2 theme
296 settings that affect <application>Pidgin</application> and other Gtk+ 2
297 applications. Note that an example <filename>gtkrc-2.0</filename> file
298 was installed during the package installation and can be used as a
299 starting point or reference.
300 </para>
301
302 </sect3>
303
304 </sect2>
305
306 <sect2 role="content">
307 <title>Contents</title>
308
309 <segmentedlist>
310 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
311 <segtitle>Installed Library</segtitle>
312 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
313
314 <seglistitem>
315 <seg>
316 <!--finch,--> pidgin, purple-client-example,
317 purple-remote, purple-send, purple-send-async, and
318 purple-url-handler
319 </seg>
320 <seg>
321 <!--libgnt.so,--> libpurple.so, and libpurple-client.so
322 </seg>
323 <seg>
324 <!--
325 /usr/include/finch,
326 /usr/include/gnt,
327 -->
328 /usr/include/libpurple,
329 /usr/include/pidgin,
330 <!--
331 /usr/lib/finch,
332 /usr/lib/gnt,
333 -->
334 /usr/lib/pidgin,
335 /usr/lib/purple-2,
336 /usr/share/doc/pidgin-&pidgin-version;,
337 /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin,
338 /usr/share/purple, and
339 /usr/share/sounds/purple
340 </seg>
341 </seglistitem>
342 </segmentedlist>
343
344 <variablelist>
345 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
346 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
347 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
348
349 <!-- Seems to be removed with 2.14.0
350 <varlistentry id="finch">
351 <term><command>finch</command></term>
352 <listitem>
353 <para>
354 is a text-based instant messaging client.
355 </para>
356 <indexterm zone="pidgin finch">
357 <primary sortas="b-finch">finch</primary>
358 </indexterm>
359 </listitem>
360 </varlistentry>
361-->
362 <varlistentry id="pidgin-prog">
363 <term><command>pidgin</command></term>
364 <listitem>
365 <para>
366 is a <application>GTK+</application> 2 instant messaging client.
367 </para>
368 <indexterm zone="pidgin pidgin-prog">
369 <primary sortas="b-pidgin">pidgin</primary>
370 </indexterm>
371 </listitem>
372 </varlistentry>
373
374 <varlistentry id="purple-client-example">
375 <term><command>purple-client-example</command></term>
376 <listitem>
377 <para>
378 is an example that demonstrate how to use libpurple-client
379 to communicate with purple.
380 </para>
381 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-client-example">
382 <primary sortas="b-purple-client-example">purple-client-example</primary>
383 </indexterm>
384 </listitem>
385 </varlistentry>
386
387 <varlistentry id="purple-remote">
388 <term><command>purple-remote</command></term>
389 <listitem>
390 <para>
391 sends remote commands to Pidgin/Finch.
392 </para>
393 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-remote">
394 <primary sortas="b-purple-remote">purple-remote</primary>
395 </indexterm>
396 </listitem>
397 </varlistentry>
398
399 <varlistentry id="purple-send">
400 <term><command>purple-send</command></term>
401 <listitem>
402 <para>
403 calls purple API functions using DBus and prints the return value.
404 </para>
405 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-send">
406 <primary sortas="b-purple-send">purple-send</primary>
407 </indexterm>
408 </listitem>
409 </varlistentry>
410
411 <varlistentry id="purple-send-async">
412 <term><command>purple-send-async</command></term>
413 <listitem>
414 <para>
415 calls purple API functions using DBus. As opposed to
416 <command>purple-send</command>, it does not print the return value.
417 </para>
418 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-send-async">
419 <primary sortas="b-purple-send-async">purple-send-async</primary>
420 </indexterm>
421 </listitem>
422 </varlistentry>
423
424 <varlistentry id="purple-url-handler">
425 <term><command>purple-url-handler</command></term>
426 <listitem>
427 <para>
428 is a python script to handle URLs with purple.
429 </para>
430 <indexterm zone="pidgin purple-url-handler">
431 <primary sortas="b-purple-url-handler">purple-url-handler</primary>
432 </indexterm>
433 </listitem>
434 </varlistentry>
435
436 </variablelist>
437
438 </sect2>
439
440</sect1>
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