I getting this error :(
checking for XScreenSaverRegister in -lXext... no
checking for XScreenSaverRegister in -lXss... no
XScreenSaver extension development headers not found.
Use --disable-screensaver if you do not need XScreenSaver extension support,
this is required for detecting idle time by mouse and keyboard usage.
Are you trying to install from source?
Why not install from a package? I'm sure pidgin is in the repositories.
Otherwise, either build it without screensaver support. This is done when you run the configure script
or install the xscreensaver dev package. Not sure what it's called in Mandriva, but it's probably something like libxss-dev, or actually, it might be libxscrnsaver1-devel.