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I want to install Pidgin on my 12.10 clean install system. When I go to the Software Center and try to install the client I get an error saying:-

Not found There isn’t a software package called “pidgin” in your current software sources.

Any ideas which repositories i need to import to get this done.


Failed to fetch 404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch 404  Not Found [IP: 80]
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@jokerdino, thanks you can add your comment as an answer so that i can accept it. :) – Ankit Nov 4 '12 at 11:10
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pidgin is in the universe repository. Make sure you have the option to download and install packages from universe enabled.

Open software-center. Go to Edit menu --> Open software sources and check Universe option.


After checking the option, run the following commands to install pidgin.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin
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I suspect something may be wrong with the archive server.

Run sudo software-properties-gtk and select a different server/mirror, preferably the nearest one geographically. Pidgin is most definitely in Quantal, and should be downloadable from alternative servers.

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