I installed package pidgin-skype-common ?

I searched but I found many commands

I don't know which command should I use

package :


In windows, every program that we install gets its own directory inside , any ideas

How to install pidgin on Ubuntu or Debian ?

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To install pidgin :

sudo apt-get install pidgin

Now the package pidgin-skype-common mainly provides two shared library files libskype_dbus.so and libskype.so to interface skype with pidgin. It has nothing to with any command.

You can see this by dpkg -L pidgin-skype-common:

$ dpkg -L pidgin-skype-common 

Also if you run dpkg -s pidgin-skype-common you can see this in the Description section :

Description: Skype plugin for libpurple messengers (common files)
 This protocol plugin allows libpurple to communicate with Skype.
 Applications using libpurple (Pidgin, Finch, Empathy/Telepathy,
 etc.) can thus show your Skype contacts alongside those from
 other protocols, and you can communicate with them using that
 application instead of the Skype user interface.
  • @I'mV Accounts are generic..should work here too..if not (for some reason) knock me again..
    – heemayl
    Aug 2, 2015 at 14:48
  • in pidgin it's saying connecting for long time but it didn't connect to even IM account that i made on windows too but i stopped using it on windows
    – I'm V
    Aug 2, 2015 at 14:55
  • @I'mV Need to look at the configuration then..could you please ask it as a new question with all the details ?
    – heemayl
    Aug 2, 2015 at 14:57
  • which account are you using btw ?
    – heemayl
    Aug 2, 2015 at 15:05
  • finally it connected but after 10 min everytime that try to login it take 10-15 min !!
    – I'm V
    Aug 2, 2015 at 15:10

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