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Guifications for SVN Gaim

Gaim logoI'm currently using Gaim from SVN. I wanted to use the Guifications plugin for the latest version. I ran into two problems:

Issue #1

The ./configure script coulnd't find my Gaim instalation.

checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes




checking for GAIM... configure: error: Package requirements (gaim) were not met:














No package 'gaim' found














Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you




installed software in a non-standard prefix.














Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GAIM_CFLAGS




and GAIM_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.




See the pkg-config man page for more details.

Friends at #gaim told me that the gaim.pc file was in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/, So I added that to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable, and it worked :)

Issue #2

Once the plugin compiled, I got a message saying that there was no such methid called gaim_url_fetc. I figured since it was SVN... It wasn't gonna work.

I decided to look in the guifications Sourceforge Bug tracker and I found this bug:
[ 1563569 ] Guifications cannot start on gaim from repository

Luckily that bug came with a patch! which solved my problem :D