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I have downloaded the pidgin source code from the following location.

http://www.pidgin.im/download/source/

After compilation, when i run the pidgin, i don't see any option for IM sites (like Facebook, gtalk.. etc). I have attached a screen shot to show the issue.

Please helpscreen shot of Pidgin launch

As it is showing in screen, there is no option coming in protocol drop down list.

  • Start pidgin with -d for debug info: ./pidgin -d. Did you disable plugins during compilation? See this link for some info: developer.pidgin.im/wiki/… – imbaer Mar 7 '13 at 8:15
  • What about the errors shown in the terminal? Do they have anything to do with your problem? – user25656 Mar 7 '13 at 9:31
  • checking for FARSTREAM... no checking for FARSTREAM... no configure: error: Dependencies for voice/video were not met. Install the necessary gstreamer and farstream packages first. Or use --disable-vv if you do not need voice/video support. vivek@viveks:~/pidgin/pidgin-2.10.7$ ./configure --disable-vv – Vivek Mar 7 '13 at 9:57
  • which package of FARSTREAM is pidgin looking for? any idea?? – Vivek Mar 7 '13 at 9:59
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checking for GSTINTERFACES... yes
checking for FARSTREAM... no
checking for FARSTREAM... no
configure: error: 
Dependencies for voice/video were not met.
Install the necessary gstreamer and farstream packages first.
Or use --disable-vv if you do not need voice/video support.

For these particular errors, installing libfarstream-0.1-dev and libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev solved the issue for me (on Ubuntu 12.04 64b).

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