Pidgin 2.10.7 has been released yesterday and it brings a lot of bugfixes.
As you know, Pidgin is a replacement for the Yahoo Messenger (or other messenger service) for Linux and Unix Systems.
This is how to install Pidgin on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 14/13, Debian Sid, Knoppix and other dpkg based systems:
Download Pidgin from sourceforge:
Extract the archive and cd into the pidgin directory:
$ tar -xjvf pidgin*.tar.bz2
$ cd pidgin*
Create the makefile:
Install the application:
$ sudo make install
Clean up the temporary files generated for this installation:
$ sudo make clean