I don’t know why i always end up doing these things on Friday evenings.
This is nominally part of my ongoing series of how to get my perfect Debian set-up, just so that if i ever have to reinstall again i’ll know how to get my computer back the way i like it.
Download Pidgin source code from www.pidgin.im.
sudo apt-get install libxml-parser-perl sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev sudo apt-get install libnss3-dev
./configure --enable-nss make make check sudo make install
It was kind enough to put a shortcut in my Applications – Internet folder. Yay! :)
Update: modified to include the SSL libraries for googletalk support! Thanks to this for the advice – works a treat!