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Hello, I successfully completed installing pidgin ( Home | Pidgin ) from its source code. Now, I wish to enable a particular Transliteration plugin. I downloaded that plugin and successfully ...
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    No plugins directory in ~/.purple


    Hello,

    I successfully completed installing pidgin (Home | Pidgin) from its source code. Now, I wish to enable a particular Transliteration plugin. I downloaded that plugin and successfully ran the make command for the same. The last step in the Readme of that plugin asks to copy a particular .so file to ~/.purple/plugins . This is where I get stuck.
    Because there is no such directory by the name "plugins" under ~/.purple. There is a file by the name plugins though.
    Now my requirement is to install this plugin in the directory it specifies and then enable the plugin from pidgin in Tools -> Pugins.

    Request to help me.

    Regards,
    Nivedhitha

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    you just have to create the plugins directory manually then copy the .so file into it

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    Thank you for your quick reply. However, i am not able to create a directory manually because of the following error:

    # pwd
    /root/.purple

    # mkdir plugins
    mkdir: cannot create directory `plugins': File exists

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    are you running pidgin as root? You should be creating a folder .purple/plugins under your own home directory, not root

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    Thank you for your great help.
    I created that directory for a normal user and everything is working great!

    Thanks again

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