Pidgin over Redhat Linux Finally Successful :)

One of my close friend told me to find out an application which have chat facility like gtalk , yahoo msn etc..over Linux platform.And gave me the name GAIM , which after googling came out to be PIDGIN.

Finally , I thought of installing it over Linux via VMware medium. I tried for 2 consecutive days when free ,I struck @ dependencies which were required to install Pidgin Libpurple , so no luck over it.

But Later out of 4 dependencies I left with 1 critical dependencies , which was harder to get , so I left in the middle as nothing seems happening as the package that has that dependencies library has other trivial dependencies , which made me sick.

Then one day My friend messaged me @ FB that what happened the promise ? and I messaged back saying Ask your Sir for the same i.e "" dependency how to resolve it.

Then I thought of giving one more short, Finally by luck , I was successful. I installed Firefox rpm fedora package and it worked , but; later pigin was unable to load due to ..some Plug-in issue , but after googleing it was finally done and working.

Following is the procedure in detail how to proceed with the installation.

STEP 1 : Download "pigdin.repo" from this link.

STEP 2 : COPY the above to  "/etc/yum.repos.d/".

STEP 3  : Now you need to have following RPMs i.e
1) cyrus-sasl-md5-2-1.22-4.i386.rpm
2) libsilc-1.0.2-2.fc6.i386.rpm .
3) firefox-3.6.tar.bz2
4) fedora-bookmarks-8-1.noarch.rpm
5) firefox-3.6-1.fc8.remi.i386.rpm .
6) gstreamer-tools-0.10.20-3.el5.i386.rpm
7) gstreamer-0.10.20-3.el5.i386.rpm
8) gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.20-3.el5.i386.rpm
9) gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10.9-1.el5_3.1.i386.rpm

STEP 4: Uninstall older version of firefox , search for the build ( rpm -q firefox) and then uninstall ( rpm -e " firfox - XXX.rpm" )

STEP 5:Now install the above rpms using the command " rpm -ivh "rpm name"
STEP 6: For firefox-3.6.tar.bz2 , just type "tar -xvf firefox-3.6.tar.bz2

in the terminal.Copy the extracted " firefox" folder to " /opt/ " then click on application menu right click and click " add this to panel or desktop" then  right click on respective icon over desktop and panel and click on "properties" and replace the "Command" with "/opt/firefox/firefox".

STEP 7: install 6 , 7 , 8  and 9 rpm's using following command.

     sudo rpm -U gstreamer-tools-0.10.20-3.el5.i386.rpm

     sudo rpm -U gstreamer-0.10.20-3.el5.i386.rpm

     sudo rpm -U gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.20-3.el5.i386.rpm

    sudo rpm -U gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10.9-1.el5_3.1.i386.rpm

. Now  goto  via terminal  to  "/etc/yum.repos.d" 

            and type  "Yum install pidgin".And Now your
            installation of pidgin will start and you are now done.

When installation finishes type "pidgin"  the GUI of pidgin will open to make you configure a/c of gtalk , yahoo etc..

Gud Luck !!!  3 Cheers you ..

With Love 


P.S : This has been Tested over RED HAT LINUX Enterprise Version 5.0, Please Let me know if you faces any Issue , write over the " TALK TO ME" section or Just leave comment to this post. 


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