Yesterday my pidgin couldn’t connect. I don’t know what the causes, because my connection & the network setting does’nt changed. After googling a few hours, some site and forum tells there are some bugs in pidgin which installed via ubuntu repo. So i let update my pidgin to the latest which provided by pidgin server.
There are two ways to install, using source or update to pidgin PPA through apt. Cause i’ve good connection, so i’d like use apt rather than building from source (there are the compile and dependencies issue that i little don’t like :p) Here are the step to update our ubuntu pidgin to the depelovment version:
- Launch the terminal, Alt+F2 type `gnome-terminal` without appostroph
- Type this following commands, in two line separately:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com \ 67265eb522bdd6b1c69e66ed7fb8bee0a1f196a8
echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu \ `lsb_release --short --codename` main | \
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.list
And now my pidgin can connected again!! yeahhh.