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Compile pidgin-lwqq in Fedora 19 x86_64

posted Nov 5, 2013, 5:29 AM by Jingshan Du   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 1:19 AM ]
lwqq is a library based on webqq protocol which provides a chance for third-party clients to communicate with Tencent QQ. pidgin-lwqq ( is a forked library for pidgin.

Firstly make sure you have the following packages installed: (which might not be installed by common desktop users)
  • git
  • cmake
  • libpurple-devel
  • js-devel
  • sqlite-devel
  • libcurl-devel
  • zlib-devel
Note that a package with "-devel" in its name contains files for development. They are neccessary when you compile a project by yourself. If you encountered errors about another packages, install them as well. 
Now let's start to download, compile and install pidgin-lwqq.
git clone
git submodule init git submodule update mkdir build;cd build cmake .. make sudo make install

All done! Now "webqq" should be in the list when you create a new account in Pidgin.