Ubuntu: Add Facebook to Pidgin on Ubuntu 16.04



Question:

I tried integrating Facebook in Pidgin using XMPP and facebook(XMPP) but it was not working, I am getting Not Authorized. I also saw purple-facebook but it is only till Ubuntu 15.10 (see this). Is there any way to get facebook working in Ubuntu 16.10 on Pidgin.


Solution:1

Pidgin has dropped support for Facebook XMPP as of version 2.12, together with a bunch of other deprecated services. See: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/03/pidgin-drops-facebook-xmpp.

However, according to that same source, Purple-Facebook is still available, only not at the link you give. Instead, get the plugin here: https://github.com/dequis/purple-facebook/wiki


Solution:2

Here is how to add face-book chat to pidgin. directions I am putting here can be found at the following links. I am posting links as a resource.

First you need to install the tools. by pasting following commands in terminal

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall  sudo apt-get install cvs subversion git-core mercurial  sudo chown $USER /usr/local/src  sudo chmod u+rwx /usr/local/src  sudo apt-get install libpurple-dev  sudo apt-get install libjson-glib-dev  sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev **(not necessary for me)**    git clone https://github.com/jgeboski/purple-facebook.git  cd purple-facebook  ./autogen.sh  make  sudo make install  mkdir -p ~/.purple/plugins  cp pidgin/libpurple/protocols/facebook/.libs/libfacebook.so ~/.purple/plugins  

Compiling things on Ubuntu the Easy Way

Purple Facebook GitHub

in addition-after installing Pidgin would not open. After running pidgin in the terminal. I received the error "could not load overlay scrollbar". If you are not using Ubuntu Unity then you can solve this by removing overlay-scrollbar.

sudo apt-get purge overlay-scrollbar


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