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The SIPE Project

A third-party Pidgin plugin for Microsoft LCS/OCS | GNU GPL

Last Modified: 2011-12-08


Before trying to compile the source code yourself...

Compiling an Open Source project from source can quickly turn into a nightmare for beginners. Therefore we recommend to use a pre-generated package for your distribution instead!

So please grab a cup of coffee or tea and contemplate this for a minute, before you continue reading this page.

To install from a release

You need to install some development packages, f.ex. on Debian/Ubuntu systems you would use the following command:

sudo apt-get install autotools-dev pkg-config libglib2.0-dev \
libgtk2.0-dev libpurple-dev libtool intltool comerr-dev

After you downloaded the release package (in this example 1.6.2) you unpack and compile the code with:

tar -xzvf pidgin-sipe-1.6.2.tar.gz
cd pidgin-sipe-1.6.2
./configure --prefix=/usr
sudo make install

The value for --prefix= depends on where you have pidgin installed. Now run pidgin and you should see a new protocol called Office Communicator

To install from the latest development code

You need to install the same packages as described above but additionally you'll need:

sudo apt-get install autogen git-core

Now follow the git checkout instructions and then build the code with:

./ --prefix=/usr
sudo make install

To install from the unofficial repository for Ubuntu Jaunty (Out of date??)

Add these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Then simply install with:

sudo apt-get install pidgin-sipe

To install from openSUSE Build Service

Manual installation packages for several Linux distributions can be found with this search page.

To install on Fedora 11 or newer

pidgin-sipe has been added as an official package. You can install it with:

yum install pidgin-sipe

Thanks for visiting.

Anibal 'fixxxer' Avelar <aavelarfoo at suse dot com>
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