#9 Cannot install


When I run make I get

fermin@newton:~/Descargas/pidgin-latex$ make
Package pidgin was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `pidgin.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'pidgin' found
gcc -fPIC -c LaTeX.c -o LaTeX.o -pthread -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/gio-unix-2.0/ -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng12 -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -I/usr/include/pixman-1 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H
In file included from LaTeX.c:33:0:
LaTeX.h:46:30: fatal error: pidgin/gtkplugin.h: No existe el fichero o el directorio
compilation terminated.
make: *** [LaTeX.o] Error 1

The error message in spanish says "The file or directory does not exist". What can I do to get it to install?


  • Anonymous - 2011-10-08

    I forgot to say I'm using Pidgin 2.9.0 (libpurple 2.9.0) in Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit.

  • Anonymous - 2011-10-08
    • labels: --> Install Problem (example)
  • Qjuh

    Qjuh - 2011-10-08

    It looks like you haven't got the pidgin-dev package installed. After you installed it the compiling should complete. If that doesn't work there's a Debian package containing pidgin-latex which should be compatible with Ubuntu and as far as i know there are plans to port it to Ubuntu, don't know if that happened yet. So if there is a pidgin-latex package in your Package Manager install that instead, if not you can still download the Debian package from packages.debian.org

  • Qjuh

    Qjuh - 2011-11-13
    • assigned_to: nobody --> qjuh
    • status: open --> pending

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