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Bug 190223 - pidgin 2.1.1 does not install executable
Summary: pidgin 2.1.1 does not install executable
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo net-im Herd
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-08-25 20:26 UTC by Jon Mason
Modified: 2007-09-03 22:12 UTC (History)
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Description Jon Mason 2007-08-25 20:26:24 UTC
pidgin 2.1.1 was sucessfully installed, but "pidgin" cannot be found in my path.  finch and purple can both be found and used.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.emerge pidgin
2.which pidgin

Actual Results:  
# which pidgin
which: no pidgin in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/opt/bin:/usr/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/4.1.2:/opt/blackdown-jdk-
Comment 1 Jon Mason 2007-08-25 20:37:10 UTC
net-im/pidgin-2.1.0 seems to fail too
Comment 2 Olivier Crete (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-08-25 21:51:23 UTC
emerge --info please
you need the "gtk" use flag to be enabled to have the pidgin executable, otherwise if you only have the ncurses flag, it will only build finch, the text interface
Comment 3 Jason Switzer 2007-09-03 06:44:26 UTC
Should this be using the gtk USE flag or the GTK2 use flag? I have followed the wiki recommendations to remove gtk1 from my system and pidgin compiles and runs just fine without any gtk1 libraries installed.
Comment 4 Olivier Crete (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-09-03 13:27:24 UTC
There is no gtk2 use flag anymore. The gtk use flag enables any version GTK+.
Comment 5 Jon Mason 2007-09-03 22:12:02 UTC
Adding the use flag fixes my issue.