problem about build pidgin

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Wed Apr 23 12:39:14 EDT 2014

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Mohammad Nabi Mohammadi
< at> wrote:
> Dear Sir
> I have a problem about build pidgin. according to this page
> "" i downloaded
> and install all necessary file and software. after run the flowing path,
> after a few minutes i see the error massage. please help me about this
> problem.

Why are you trying to build an ancient version (there are lots of
known security issues)?

> $ make -f Makefile.mingw install
> .
> .
> .
> C:\cygwin\home\MyPC\win32-dev\mingw\bin\..\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.5\..\..\..\..\mingw32\bin\ld.exe:
> BFD 2.17.50 20060824 internal error, aborting at ../../src/bfd/reloc.c line
> 5017 in bfd_generic_get_relocated_section_contents
> C:\cygwin\home\MyPC\win32-dev\mingw\bin\..\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.5\..\..\..\..\mingw32\bin\ld.exe:
> Please report this bug.
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> Makefile.mingw:170: recipe for target 'pidgin.dll' failed

You're getting an internal error in the gcc linker - if you google
"BFD 2.17.50 20060824 internal error, aborting at
../../src/bfd/reloc.c line 5017" you'll find lots of hits - its a bug
of some sort in the old gcc version you're using.

You'll have a lot easier time trying to build the latest version of
pidgin (currently 2.10.9).


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