Downloads of v 2.10.6:


Last Update:

21 Feb 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • John Bailey et al.


admin chat jabber icq messenger facebook bonjour aim xmpp irc


This is not the latest version of Pidgin available.

2.10.6 | Updated: 21 Feb 2017



Downloads of v 2.10.6:


Software Author(s):

  • John Bailey et al.

Pidgin 2.10.6

This is not the latest version of Pidgin available.

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install Pidgin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Pidgin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Pidgin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade pidgin -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pidgin -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure pidgin installed
    name: pidgin
    state: present
    version: 2.10.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'pidgin' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.10.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pidgin,
    Version: 2.10.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pidgin
   Name     = 'pidgin'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.10.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pidgin':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.10.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pidgin version="2.10.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 21 Feb 2017.


Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time. Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins. See for more information.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName= 'pidgin'
$url        = '' 

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs    = '/S'
  url           = $url
  Checksum 		= 'df5f3e7ed4cb4c9d767f6fda817ce2a74120c099e98792ba8183ed5ae18eab39'
  ChecksumType 	= 'sha256'
Stop-Process -ProcessName pidgin* -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Pidgin 2.13.0 43465 Thursday, July 12, 2018 Approved
Pidgin 2.12.0 52069 Friday, March 10, 2017 Approved
Pidgin 4652 Monday, August 22, 2016 Approved
Pidgin 2.11.0 1342 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Approved
Pidgin 2418 Monday, February 1, 2016 Approved
Pidgin 2.10.12 1105 Thursday, January 14, 2016 Approved
Pidgin 2.10.11 5527 Monday, November 24, 2014 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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