Compiling Gfire

Gfire is an extension for Pidgin that allows for Xfire support. I compiled mine from source, partly because I can, partly because I was too lazy to google for a .deb, and partly because there’s no official Hardy AMD64 .deb availible on the above snapshot page. Here’s what I had to do to compile:

  1. Download and extract source archive (should be in a directory path without spaces)
  2. Install pidgin-dev and imagemagick
  3. From the source directory, run ./configure –prefix=/usr
  4. Run make
  5. Run sudo make install

Done! You don’t even have to restart Pidgin, just add another account and it’ll be in the dropdown protocol list!

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