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Downloads of v


Last Update:

02 Feb 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • James Geboski


purple facebook libpurple pidgin chat im

Purple Facebook

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • James Geboski

Purple Facebook

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade purple-facebook -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 purple-facebook -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install purple-facebook
    name: purple-facebook
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'purple-facebook' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller purple-facebook
    Name     = "purple-facebook"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'purple-facebook':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Jul 2024.


Purple Facebook implements the Facebook Messenger protocol into pidgin, finch, and libpurple. While the primary implementation is for purple3, this plugin is back-ported for purple2.

The purple-facebook plugin is a replacement for the builtin Facebook XMPP plugin. Facebook is in the process of shutting down their XMPP service, which will inevitably break existing support.

As part of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2015, jgeboski worked on a plugin for libpurple to support the newer Facebook Messenger protocol. The plugin is implemented for the development version of libpurple, purple3, which has yet to be released. The purple-facebook project simply back-ports the purple3 plugin to purple2, which is the released version of libpurple.

As of October 18, 2015, jgeboski's GSoC work was merged into the mainline Pidgin project. It will appear in the next major release of Pidgin.


**Notes from the Chocolatey package owner(s):

-The purple-facebook project adds support for the Facebook Messenger protocol in pidgin, finch, and libpurple, but this Chocolatey package is for adding Facebook Messenger support for pidgin, specifically.

$package_name = 'purple-facebook'
$version = '0.9.6'
$build_number = '166'
$build_date = '20190113'
$commit_hash = '0250907'
$release_string = "$build_date-$version-$commit_hash-$build_number"

# Find the Pidgin install directory so that the plugin DLLs can be placed into the appropriate location
$pidgin_subdir = 'Pidgin'
$pidgin_plugin_subdir = 'plugins'
$pidgin_file = 'pidgin.exe'
$pidgin_path = ''

if (Test-Path "${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$pidgin_subdir\$pidgin_file")
  $pidgin_path = "${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$pidgin_subdir\"
elseif (Test-Path "${Env:ProgramFiles}\$pidgin_subdir\$pidgin_file")
  $pidgin_path = "${Env:ProgramFiles}\$pidgin_subdir\"

if (!$pidgin_path)
  throw 'Could not find Pidgin install directory to install purple-facebook plugin'

# Find or create the temp directory where libjson-glib & libfacebook DLLs will be downloaded
$app_temp = Join-Path ${Env:Temp} $package_name
if (!(Test-Path $app_temp))
  New-Item $app_temp -Type Directory

# Get the DLL filename from the URL, get full temp/destination paths, then download (libjson-glib)
$libjson_filename = $libjson_url -split '/' | Select-Object -Last 1
$libjson_fulltemppath = Join-Path $app_temp $libjson_filename
$libjson_fulldestpath = Join-Path $pidgin_path $libjson_filename
Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName $package_name -FileFullPath $libjson_fulltemppath -Url $libjson_url -ChecksumType $libjson_checksumType -Checksum $libjson_checksum

# Get the DLL filename from the URL, get full temp/destination paths, then download (libfacebook)
$libfb_filename = $libfb_url -split '/' | Select-Object -Last 1
$libfb_fulltemppath = Join-Path $app_temp "build$build_number-$libfb_filename"
$libfb_fulldestpath = Join-Path (Join-Path $pidgin_path $pidgin_plugin_subdir) $libfb_filename
Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName $package_name -FileFullPath $libfb_fulltemppath -Url $libfb_url -ChecksumType $libfb_checksumType -Checksum $libfb_checksum

# Copy libjson-glib & libfacebook DLLs to the appropriate location
Copy-Item -Path $libjson_fulltemppath -Destination $libjson_fulldestpath -Force
Copy-Item -Path $libfb_fulltemppath -Destination $libfb_fulldestpath -Force
$package_name = 'purple-facebook'

$libjson_filename = 'libjson-glib-1.0.dll'
$libfb_filename = 'libfacebook.dll'

# Find the Pidgin install directory so that the plugin DLLs can be removed the appropriate location
$pidgin_subdir = 'Pidgin'
$pidgin_plugin_subdir = 'plugins'
$pidgin_file = 'pidgin.exe'
$pidgin_path = ''

if (Test-Path "${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$pidgin_subdir\$pidgin_file")
  $pidgin_path = "${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$pidgin_subdir\"
elseif (Test-Path "${Env:ProgramFiles}\$pidgin_subdir\$pidgin_file")
  $pidgin_path = "${Env:ProgramFiles}\$pidgin_subdir\"

if (!$pidgin_path)
  throw 'Could not find Pidgin install directory to install purple-facebook plugin'

# Remove libjson-glib & libfacebook DLLs from the appropriate locations
$libjson_fullpath = Join-Path $pidgin_path $libjson_filename
Remove-Item $libjson_fullpath

$libfb_fullpath = Join-Path (Join-Path $pidgin_path $pidgin_plugin_subdir) $libfb_filename
Remove-Item $libfb_fullpath

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Purple Facebook 363 Sunday, November 25, 2018 Approved
Purple Facebook 644 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Approved
Purple Facebook 425 Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Approved
Purple Facebook 463 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Approved
Purple Facebook 442 Friday, March 31, 2017 Approved
Purple Facebook 500 Friday, December 23, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 465 Saturday, October 15, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 453 Sunday, August 21, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 444 Monday, May 9, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 405 Thursday, February 25, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 374 Sunday, February 14, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 377 Friday, January 29, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 389 Saturday, January 23, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 360 Sunday, January 17, 2016 Approved
Purple Facebook 400 Thursday, October 22, 2015 Approved
Purple Facebook 381 Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Approved
Purple Facebook 387 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Approved
Purple Facebook 389 Saturday, August 22, 2015 Approved
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