RHEL5 doesn't upgrade to Pidgin 2.5.7

Gregory B. Cook cookgb at wfu.edu
Tue Jun 23 11:03:27 EDT 2009


I'm trying to get the new version of Pidgin that fixes Yahoo.  I have 
downloaded the pidgin.repo file for CentOS/RHEL 5 and placed it in 
/etc/yum.repos.d with the correct permissions (644).  When I run
"yum install pidgin" (as root via sudo) it installs version 2.5.5.  I 
think this is the current version on the RedHat servers.  It seems to be 
ignoring the updates on the pidgin repositories.  I've tried to use the 
--disablerepo command to bypass the RH repositories, but I can't seem to 
get yum to use the pidgin repos.  How can I update to the latest version 
of pidgin using yum?

Greg Cook

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