For the binary version, extract all the contents of the ZIP file either to the
installation directory of Pidgin (typically
C:\Program Files\Pidgin) or to
your .purple user directory (typically
See below for how to compile the source code version into a binary ZIP file.
To install the plugin on Linux you need to extract a release tarball and compile it from source:
sudo apt-get install pidgin-dev ./configure make sudo make install
Note: By default the plugin will be installed to
/usr/local. If you
installed Pidgin through your package manager, it is most likely installed into
which pidgin returns
./configure --prefix=/usr in this case.
Note: When you use the repository directly or one of those auto-generated "Source code" archives, you need to run
./autogen.sh before running
In order to build the plugin for Windows an already-compiled source tree of Pidgin is required. Please see the Pidgin for Windows Build Instructions for details.
After that you need to create a file named
local.mak that points to the Pidgin source tree, e.g.:
Now you can build the plugin:
make -f Makefile.mingw dist
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