Howto Install Pidgin 2.0.0 on Ubuntu Feisty with Plugin Pack

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Pidgin is a graphical IM program that lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, and other IM networks. It uses GTK+. It was formerly called Gaim.

Install Pidgin 2.0.0 on Ubuntu Feisty

Download Pidgin 2.0.0 packages from here or here


Install .deb packages using the following command

sudo dpkg -i pidgin_2.0.0-1_i386.deb

If you want more details after installation check here

Install Pidgin 2.0.0 Plugin Pack on Ubuntu Feisty

This plugin pack contains the following plugins

Plugins in the Plugin Pack

1. Album
2. Auto Accept
3. Auto-rejoin
4. Auto Reply
5. awaynotify
7. Buddy Icon Tools
8. Buddy List Options
9. Buddy Note
10. buddytime
11. chronic
12. convcolors
13. Dice
14. DiffTopic
15. Magic 8 Ball
16. Flip
17. gRIM
18. Group Message
19. Hide Conversation
20. IRC Helper
21. Irssi Features
22. Last Seen
23. List Handler
24. Marker Line
25. My Status Box
26. napster
27. New Line
28. Nick Said
29. Offline Message
30. Old Logger
31. Plonkers
32. Schedule
33. Separate and Tab
34. Show Offline
35. Sim Fix
36. Slash Exec
37. SSL Info
38. Stocker
39. Switch Spell
40. Talk Filters
41. XMMS Remote
42. XChat-Chats

You can download Pidgin 2.0.0 Plugin Pack from here or here


Install Pidgin 2.0.0 Plugin Pack Using the following command

sudo dpkg -i purple-plugin-pack_1.0-1_i386.deb

This will install all the plugins menctioned above.

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10 Responses

  1. macsim says:


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  2. macsim says:

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  3. weev says:

    How did you manage to compile the plugin pack source in ubuntu ?

  4. Joshua K says:

    Whoah! Thanks big time for this! It worked in my kubuntu just fine. It’s the first time I’ve been in MSN on Ubuntu in a long long time.

  5. golebara says:

    Does this install Pidgin on top of Gaim which comes with Ubuntu? I have Gaim installed from Ubuntu 6.10 and recently upgraded to 7.04. I read somewhere that Pidgin replaces certain Gaim files. Do I need to uninstall Gaim first before installing Pidgin? And if I uninstall Gaim, it also removes 2 other packages (ubuntu-desktop or something). Could someone please help?

  6. John says:

    You have to uninstall GAIM. If you run the install it will tell you.

    BTW: Author should update the wget to get the new version.

  7. golebara says:

    Ok thanks. I uninstalled Gaim and installed Pidgin without any problems. I would like to install a particular plugin though (pidgin-rhythmbox). I downloaded the pluging in .tar.gz format but I have no idea how to install it. Could someone please help?

  8. mark says:

    the address in the wget command is out of date, i had to update it fromt eh link provided. also, you should tell people to unistall gaim before they do this, as i had conflict issue.

    basic stuff, but might be pretty anoying for your new “copy & paste” users 🙂

  9. skymera says:

    ermmm the plugins give a 403 forbiddon

  10. Orla says:


    when i click on pidgin to open, it shows up at the taskbar as if its there but no window? also after 5seconds pidpin in the taskbar goes away!

    whats going on like??

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