Gaim 2.0b6 -> Pidgin 2.0 final?

Asked by Stephen Seplowitz on 2007-05-05

I would like to know the plans for Pidgin in Feisty, if there are any. I've tried compiling it from source with auto-apt and checkinstall, but I keep getting an error because it wants to overwrite a file in gcc or something. Since the current version is a beta, is there any chance of Pidgin final being included in the repositories? I realize it only came out today, so I'm not rushing those who would be involved; I'd just like to know what's going on, or what I'm doing wrong in the event that I/we need to wait for Gutsy for it.

As a sidenote, I'd love to contribute to something, but I have no idea where to start or if I have the time/energy/skill etc. Thnx.

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Mariano Mara (marplatense) said : #1

I too tried to compile it using checkinstall to no avail, so I compiled it from source directly without checkinstall and I'm using it now. You can give it a try, in case of problem, just let me know and I try to help.

Regarding your question about release 2 ported to Feisty: please read: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BackportRequestProcess. Specially "How to request a package to be backported". You can go to https://launchpad.net/feisty-backports and fill a bug asking to backport the gutsy version to feisty.
I checked packages.ubuntu.com and I see a gaim version there. Please see http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=gaim&searchon=names&subword=1&version=gutsy&release=all

Regarding your last question: you can start here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+mentoring. Read it and try to find something that you can do. You can also answer questions or help other community member in ubuntuforums.

Hope this helps.
Regards.

Best Stephen Seplowitz (sep1318) said : #2

I found a .deb in the forums that worked, and I filed a backport-bug, though I guess a bit too early. I'll have to keep an eye on when it becomes available in Gusty and file it again. Thanks for the info/suggestions, though.

Maciej Strzelecki (mstrzele) said : #3

Pidgin is avaible in Gutsy from now.

Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) said : #4

I backported Pidgin 2.0.0 from the Gusty repo, and then updated it to 2.0.1, and built it along with OTR and Guifications (the two major external plugins that I use). The Pidgin packages are from Gusty's source and built (after being updated to Pidgin 2.0.1) and the OTR and Guifications packages were done with checkinstall because I couldn't figure out how to debianize them properly. They are all available in a tarball on my site though, at http://www.trausch.us/pidgin/ if anyone is interested. The packages in the tar file will drop into an IA32 Feisty system. I have not had any issues with these binaries as of yet, and I have been using them for a little bit now.

Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) said : #5

Pidgin 2.1.0 is out, and we (Neatchee and myself) have an APT repository up now. Information on the available packages and such is on the web: http://www.trausch.us/

Enjoy!

Stephen Seplowitz (sep1318) said : #6

Thanks for all your hard work, Mike.

Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) said : #7

On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 12:59 +0000, Stephen Seplowitz wrote:

> Thanks for all your hard work, Mike.

Neatchee deserves credit, too. He did half (or more!) of the work, and
while sick even.

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Stephen Seplowitz (sep1318) said : #8

Then a hearty thanks to Neatchee as well!!! :)

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> while sick even.
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