How to Install Pidgin 2.10.7 on Ubuntu and Debian

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:

We will do an installation from sources.

Download Pidgin from sourceforge:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin/files/Pidgin/2.10.7/pidgin-2.10.7.tar.bz2/download

Extract the archive and cd into the pidgin directory:

$ tar -xjvf pidgin*.tar.bz2
$ cd pidgin*

Create the makefile:

$ make

Install the application:

$ sudo make install

Clean up the temporary files generated for this installation:

$ sudo make clean

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