Error using Pidgin

John Bailey rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Sun Jan 4 16:37:26 EST 2009


Shrikant Nigam wrote:
> When I tried to run it, it gave following error:
> $pidgin
> pidgin: error while loading shared libraries: libpurple.so.0: cannot
> open shared object file: No such file or directory
> 
> Could someone help me out here ?

You need to run 'ldconfig' as root.  'sudo ldconfig' is sufficient if sudo is
installed and properly configured on your system.

The fact that you have disabled GNUTLS and NSS means that Google Talk, Novell
Groupwise, and MSN will not function.  If you want one of those three services
to work, you will need to rebuild Pidgin after installing the appropriate
development packages on your system.

John

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