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Install Pidgin from sources with SSL support (GNU TLS)
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Apr 2008, 20:41    Post subject:  Install Pidgin from sources with SSL support (GNU TLS)  

Introduction :
Pidgin is a program to do instant messaging.
It supports many protocols like msn, yahoo, irc, google talk, etc.

SSL, now called TLS, is a protocol to exchange crypted datas through the Internet, so it makes it harder to spy you.
GNU TLS is a gpl implementation of it.


Install compile tools

If you have FULL INSTALL :
The dev.sfs is usually at :
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/sfs_modules-4/
Save it to folder /
From the shell do :
Code:
modprobe squashfs
mkdir /data
mount -o loop devx_398.sfs /data
cp -a -v --remove-destination /data/* / >devcopy.txt
umount /data
sync
ldconfig
rm -r /data


Then to install SSL, you need these libraries :

LIBGPG
Download ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libgpg-error/libgpg-error-1.6.tar.bz2
And from shell, go to folder containing source :
Code:
tar -xvf libgpg-error*
cd libgpg-error*
./configure
make
make install


INSTALL LIBGCRYPT
The same for libgcrypt
ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.4.0.tar.bz2
Code:
tar -xvf libgcrypt*
cd libgcrypt*
./configure
make
make install


INSTALL GNUTLS
The same for gnutls
ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/gnutls/gnutls-2.0.4.tar.bz2
Code:
tar -xvf gnutls*
cd gnutls*
./configure
make
make install


INSTALL PIDGIN
Then download latest pidgin
http://www.pidgin.im/download/source/
Then from shell, go to folder containing source :
Code:
tar -xvf pidgin*
cd pidgin*
./configure  --disable-gtkspell --disable-gstreamer --disable-meanwhile --disable-avahi --disable-dbus  --enable-gnutls=yes
make
make install


to run it from shell :
Code:
/usr/local/bin/pidgin &



--updated with more details.--

Last edited by linuxcbon on Tue 12 May 2009, 07:40; edited 6 times in total
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Flash
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Apr 2008, 23:46    Post subject:  

Thanks, Linuxcbon, but this is awfully bare-bones for a howto. Could you flesh it out a bit? Smile Perhaps a short description of Pidgin and SSL for a start, and why anyone would want to use them together. Then, a bit of discussion about compiling, along with where to get the compiling tools and how to install them, would be a big help for those who've never compiled anything. Finally, you could give links to where the various libraries and programs can be found, that have to be compiled.

Thanks again. Cool
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Apr 2008, 00:46    Post subject:  

Updated, other people can explain how to install compile tools from frugal install, livecd etc.
Please ask if something unclear or wrong. Smile
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codePhantom

Joined: 07 Jul 2008
Posts: 19

PostPosted: Mon 21 Jul 2008, 20:47    Post subject:  

If its not too much trouble, could you also provide the dev files?
Without the dev files many features are disabled(even sound).
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jetherson

Joined: 29 Jun 2009
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun 2009, 05:53    Post subject: pidgin 2.5.7 pet?  

Can somebody please upload a .pet for pidgin 2.5.7 ?

Thank you very much..
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Aug 2009, 05:05    Post subject:  

Well I tried again pidgin, and it tells me "SSL support is needed for MSN. Please install a supported SSL library".
So I give up that crappy program !
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