Ubuntu Feisty comes with a beta of Gaim 2 and I as tried to compile “MusicTracker” plugin for Pidgin (formerly Gaim) I ran into errors complainig that Pidgin was not installed. I don’t know if there would have been a way of forcing the plugin to compile with Gaim sources, so I went for installing Pidgin.
As we’re going to install Pidgin from source, we need to install all development files required to compile Pidgin first (which are the same files as would be needed for Gaim). This is done very easily with:
sudo apt-get build-dep gaim
This will install a bunch of dev packages. Also make sure the package “build-essential” is installed! Now get the Pidgin source from here (by the time of writing it’s version 2.02) and unpack it somewhere in a temporary directory. The rest is standard procedure: