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How to install pidgin on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install pidgin

Installing pidgin package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin

pidgin package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name pidgin
version 2.10.11-1.1+b2
description graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client for X
subsection net
maintainer Ari Pollak

Uninstall pidgin

To remove just pidgin package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove pidgin

Uninstall pidgin and it’s dependent packages

To remove the pidgin package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove pidgin

Purging pidgin

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of pidgin from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge pidgin

To delete configuration and/or data files of pidgin and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove pidgin