Sunday, September 27, 2020

Fedora 32 : Can be better? part 012.

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. Pidgin can be install on multiple operating systems and platforms. Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: I.R.C., Jabber/XMPP, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, and Zephyr. Can it be better? The only problems a user in need of help may have are in the command line environment. Obviously, in this case, this application cannot be used. I would suggest building a terminal application like WeeChat dedicated to Fedora users and including I.R.C channels. Now, let's install this application.
[root@desk mythcat]# dnf install pidgin.x86_64
Last metadata expiration check: 0:45:32 ago on Sun 27 Sep 2020 04:21:51 PM EEST.
Dependencies resolved.
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 Package                     Architecture    Version                   Repository        Size
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Installing:
 pidgin                      x86_64          2.13.0-18.fc32            updates          1.4 M
Installing dependencies:
 cyrus-sasl-md5              x86_64          2.1.27-4.fc32             fedora            41 k
 cyrus-sasl-scram            x86_64          2.1.27-4.fc32             fedora            27 k
 farstream02                 x86_64          0.2.9-1.fc32              fedora           239 k
 gtkspell                    x86_64          2.0.16-20.fc32            fedora            43 k
 libgadu                     x86_64          1.12.2-10.fc32            fedora           110 k
 libnice-gstreamer1          x86_64          0.1.17-2.fc32             updates           20 k
 libpurple                   x86_64          2.13.0-18.fc32            updates          5.2 M
 meanwhile                   x86_64          1.1.0-28.fc32             fedora           106 k

Transaction Summary
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Install  9 Packages

Total download size: 7.2 M
Installed size: 31 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
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Complete!