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