Linux live CD with Pidgin?

Rob Stampfli pidgin at
Sat Feb 14 12:32:18 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 05:26:57PM +0100, David Balazic wrote:
> I believe Ubuntu has Pidgin.

It does, but Ubuntu tends to stick with a given version of a package
and only release fixes for security issues within their own generic
cycle.  Hence, Pidgin tends to become increasingly out of date, and
with a package that sometimes must rapidly adapt to volatile protocols,
this can be problematic.

For this reason, I recommend pitching Ubuntu's Pidgin package and
using the one at Getdeb, which seems to do a much better job of
providing the latest and greatest version Pidgin.  Their current
version works great for me:


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