Pidgin in english

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sun Nov 8 12:15:56 EST 2009

El día Tuesday, October 13, 2009 a las 10:47:54AM -0400, Daniel Atallah escribió:

> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 10:16, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
> > I've similar problem: I want to have it in Spanish, and not in English;
> > I compiled 2.6.2 from the sources and this installs all languages
> > message objects below /usr/local/share/locale, for example:
> Your situation is slightly different as you're not on Windows.
> Pidgin (like the rest of the software on your computer) runs according
> to your locale (
> -D

Today I have found time to dig into the above problem; it turned out
that the './configure' for pidgin on my FreeBSD 8-CURRENT must be run as:

$ CFLAGS='-I/usr/local/include' CPPFLAGS='-I/usr/local/include' ./configure --disable-vv --disable-nm --disable-tcl

without the CFLAGS and CPPFLAGS it does not see the installed

and even with this ENABLE_NLS is not set to 1 in ./config.h; after
changing this by hand, pidgin runs fine in Spanish with LANG set to



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