Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#5326 closed defect (wontfix)

Installing Pidgin: existing plugins in /pidgin should be deleted

Reported by: fishpool Owned by: lschiere
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.4.0 Keywords:
Cc:

Description

so i'm not sure if this is a defect or what it relates to the plugins. I added my extra third party plugins in the program files way, but learned that they should be delted each time i install a new version of pidgin, but they don't - they remain there each time. While perhaps a good feature at times I ran into an issue tonight (due to my own stupdity) but was wondering if pidgin should 'start fresh' in the program files plugin directory or not.

hope that made sense.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Sim-on

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

you should save your plugins in /.purple/Plugins

this should fix your problem, I think.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by fishpool

i just switched all my plugins to there. i was merely saying/asking that i kept my plugins in pidgin/plugins and they remained there after each time i installed a new version, which from as i was told, is an unexpected behavior

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Sim-on

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

ah now i understand what you mean: Plugins in pidgin-install-directory stay there after installing a new pidgin but they shouldn't?? They only should stay in .purple/plugins ?

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by fishpool

right, that is what i mean. i was told they should be deleted each time i install a new version

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Sim-on

  • Summary changed from plugin question to Installing Pidgin: existing plugins in /pidgin should be deleted

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

  • Component changed from unclassified to winpidgin (gtk)
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

If we removed stuff people would cry (and have done so).

I don't think we should be messing with stuff that we didn't put there. Note that we do delete some things (e.g. pixmaps) in the uninstaller that we didn't put there, but this is something of a misfeature.

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