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Pidgin-OTR Plugin Installation help

asked 2017-05-23 19:52:40 -0600

toxictoad gravatar image


I've installed Pidgin and would like to use the Off The Record plugin but I just can't find the correct information and don't know enough about where things are (programs\files) to be able to get it all working.

I downloaded the plugin from , which is extracted into my Downloads folder and I've had a look at some of the files to try and work it out. The INSTALL file looks to be suggesting that I need to compile it with a lot of other stuff and it is way to complicated for me to understand.

Hope you can help.

P.S. Why does the Ubuntu store have the plugin as a package and Fedora does not?

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Unfortunately in this world, maintainers are needed (passionate people keeping the package updated) I can help you and guide you to create an 'rpm'; But you must take care of it (update it). In this project UnitedRPMs, we can help you without so much bureaucracy.

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-05-23 21:29:53 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-05-24 10:26:10 -0600

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updated 2017-05-24 10:27:32 -0600

the Pidgin-OTR plugin is in the official Fedora repository. There is no need to download the sources and compile it. You can simply install it with the following command:

sudo dnf install pidgin-otr

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Thank you florian that worked a treat.

How do I search the Fedora Repository? I Thought doing a search through the Software program within Fedora was the place but that didn't show it and I went to but the download gave me the tar file again.

toxictoad gravatar imagetoxictoad ( 2017-05-24 15:26:12 -0600 )edit

The best way to search for packages within your enabled repos is: dnf search searchterm (i.e. dnf search pidgin). The Software program doesn't work as you expected (one of many reasons I personally don't use it). If you want something for graphical than the command line programm dnf, install yumex-dnf.

From your link you click on Builds (top bar), or Koji Builds (left frame), where you can find rpms (be aware of the release and architecture) Install by using dnf install <url> but the better choice is installing from r

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-05-25 08:45:57 -0600 )edit

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