Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pidgin is a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client, having support for popular chat services, including Y! Messenger, Steam Chat, Facebook Chat and Jabber. The latest version available is Pidgin 2.10.9, which has been released a few hours ago, coming with some fixes for the problems occurred when logging into some servers like jabber.org and chat.facebook.com.
In this article I will show you how to install Pidgin 2.10.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubunu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Pidgin 2.10.9 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the pidgin package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pidgin