Pidgin is chatting software for Linux. It features as well instant messaging as instant relay chat.
To install Pidgin, find out your distribution and proceed accordingly:
This description has worked for SLES 11 on 2011-05-02.
- unpack it
bunzip2 intltool-0.35.5.tar.bz2 tar xvf intltool-0.35.5.tar
- install it
cd intltool-0.35.5/ ./configure && make -j8 && make install
- from yast
yast -i libxml2-devel libidn-devel meanwhile-devel libavahi-devel dbus-1-glib-devel NetworkManager-devel libgnutls-devel \ tcl-devel tk-devel
- also install all avahi libs that you see fit
- unzip Pidgin
bunzip2 pidgin-2.7.11.tar.bz2 tar xvf pidgin-2.7.11.tar
- install Pidgin
cd pidgin-2.7.11/ ./configure --disable-vv && make -j8 && make install
- for running, you will need libpurple, so do a
yast -i libpurple
To compile plugins you may need libpurple-devel.