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linuxserver/pidgin

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Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on XMPP and sitting in an IRC channel at the same time.

Supported Architectures

Our images support multiple architectures such as x86-64, arm64 and armhf. We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling ghcr.io/linuxserver/pidgin should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture

Tag

x86-64

latest

arm64

arm64v8-latest

armhf

arm32v7-latest

Application Setup

The application can be accessed at:

By default the user/pass is abc/abc, if you change your password or want to login manually to the GUI session for any reason use the following link:

This Pidgin installation comes with default chat plugins plus a series of third party ones. Please note that the third party plugins for the most part are not simply plug and play, you will need to reference their documentation and possibly generate oauth tokens along with other workarounds. Third party plugins are always in a state of constant development do not expect every single native feature to work flawlessly. To ease integration with some third party plugins we include Firefox in this image to allow you to fill out captchas or pre-auth before loading your credentials into the program, simply right click the desktop to launch it.

Usage

To help you get started creating a container from this image you can either use docker-compose or the docker cli.

---
version: "2.1"
services:
pidgin:
image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/pidgin
container_name: pidgin
environment:
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Europe/London
volumes:
- /path/to/config:/config
ports:
- 3000:3000
restart: unless-stopped

docker run -d \
--name=pidgin \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Europe/London \
-p 3000:3000 \
-v /path/to/config:/config \
--restart unless-stopped \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/pidgin

Parameters

Docker images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Ports (-p)

Parameter

Function

3000

Pidgin desktop gui.

Environment Variables (-e)

Env

Function

PUID=1000

for UserID - see below for explanation

PGID=1000

for GroupID - see below for explanation

TZ=Europe/London

Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume

Function

/config

Users home directory in the container, stores local files and settings

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags), permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

$ id username
uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Docker Mods

Docker Mods Docker Universal Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) as well as universal mods that can be applied to any one of our images can be accessed via the dynamic badges above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running:

    • docker exec -it pidgin /bin/bash

  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    • docker logs -f pidgin

  • Container version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' pidgin

  • Image version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' ghcr.io/linuxserver/pidgin

Versions

  • 14.05.21: - Initial release.