I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin.
When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus protocol alright. However, when I enter my username and click "Add", pidgin happily dies with either of them. I once got Skype asking, if I want to allow Pidgin to use public API, but since by the time the dialogue appeared Pidgin was dead, it did nothing
What have I tried:
apt-get install pidgin-skype
sudo dpkg -i skype4pidgin.deb
I have checked, I have
libpurple-bin installed, not sure if that's the
libpurple Pidgin uses, but Facebook messaging works.
If it helps, I'm using 64bit Ubuntu 14.10 with gnome-shell DE, Skype-shell integration disabled.
EDIT: I was asked to run
pidgin from terminal and post output. Here it is:
Yes, there is no output.
pidgin --debug revealed the bug; the two last lines of the output are:
Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked Aborted (core dumped)
Googling around I found this bug in bug tracker. People say
I can confirm that compiling and installing libskype64.so from source (r665) fixes the issue.
However, I do not know, how do I compile libraries.