How do i Update the Pingin Messenger?

Asked by Miriam Dalitso Nkhungulu on 2010-03-30

I want to update the current Pingin to the latest version that sorts out yahoo messenger issues. As i am not able to connect to yahoo.

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2010-04-02
Book 'em Dano (heymrdjd) said : #1

in the terminal type sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

I would like to update wit little coding as possible as i am not conversant with programming

miriam

--- On Tue, 3/30/10, Book 'em Dano <email address hidden> wrote:

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Subject: Re: [Question #105972]: How do i Update the Pingin Messenger?
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Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 12:58 PM

Your question #105972 on pidgin in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/105972

    Status: Open => Answered

Book 'em Dano proposed the following answer:
in the terminal type sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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Book 'em Dano (heymrdjd) said : #3

Click on Applications > Accessories > Terminal. In the terminal copy and paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa

(then enter your password, proceed to copy and paste subsequent lines)

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Even the pidgin website suggests using a similar method to enable using the latest version. http://www.pidgin.im/download/ubuntu/

It didnt work. I want to be able to use yahoo messenger but it seems its not working
miriam

--- On Tue, 3/30/10, Book 'em Dano <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Book 'em Dano <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #105972]: How do i Update the Pingin Messenger?
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 2:13 PM

Your question #105972 on pidgin in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/105972

    Status: Open => Answered

Book 'em Dano proposed the following answer:
Click on Applications > Accessories > Terminal.  In the terminal copy
and paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa

(then enter your password, proceed to copy and paste subsequent lines)

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Even the pidgin website suggests using a similar method to enable using
the latest version. http://www.pidgin.im/download/ubuntu/

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Larry Jordan (larryjor) said : #5

      Found that the website's recommendations basically worked for me, following instructions there at http://www.pidgin.im/download/ubuntu/ ... Had to click on "Check" button to get it to search out the updates after doing the lines in terminal. Thanks much for pointing out that there ARE updates to pidgin; LOOKS like I may get to use microphone now.

Book 'em Dano (heymrdjd) said : #6

Miriam, can you be a bit more specific about what exactly did not work? Did typing the aforementioned commands in the terminal not work, or did trying to and your yahoo account info into Pidgin not work?

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