pidgin-otr - Off-the-Record Messaging plugin for Pidgin

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name pidgin-otr
Package version 4.0.1
Package release 1+deb8u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 513 B
Download size 120.19 KB
Official Mirror
OTR allows you to have private conversations over IM by providing:
- Encryption
- No one else can read your instant messages.
- Authentication
- You are assured the correspondent is who you think it is.
- Deniability
- The messages you send do _not_ have digital signatures that are
checkable by a third party.  Anyone can forge messages after a
conversation to make them look like they came from you.  However,
_during_ a conversation, your correspondent is assured the messages
they see are authentic and unmodified.
- Perfect forward secrecy
- If you lose control of your private keys, no previous conversation
is compromised.
This is a Pidgin plugin which implements Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pidgin-otr_4.0.1-1+deb8u1_amd64.deb 4.0.1 amd64 Debian Main
pidgin-otr - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcrypt20 >= 1.6.1
libotr5 >= 4.0.0


Type URL
Binary Package pidgin-otr_4.0.1-1+deb8u1_i386.deb
Source Package pidgin-otr

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pidgin-otr deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pidgin-otr




2016-03-22 - Felix Geyer <>
pidgin-otr (4.0.1-1+deb8u1) jessie-security; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix CVE-2015-8833: Heap use-after-free issue during SMP.
2014-10-22 - intrigeri <>
pidgin-otr (4.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Drop patches applied upstream:
- 0002-Import-Brazilian-Portuguese-translation-Closes-71496.patch
- 0003-Fix-sense-of-I-have-vs-I-have-not-in-zh_CH-translati.patch
* Declare compliance with Standards-Version 3.9.6 (no change needed).
* Use cgit URL in the Vcs-Browser control field.
* Reformat debian/control with cme fix.
2014-07-30 - intrigeri <>
pidgin-otr (4.0.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Import Brazilian Portuguese translation (Closes: #714965).
Thanks to Alexandro Casanova <> for the patch!
* New patch (0003-Fix-sense-of-I-have-vs-I-have-not-in-zh_CH-translati.patch),
cherry-picked from upstream Git (Closes: #719864). Thanks to GUO Yixuan
for the heads up.
* Migrate back to source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Import upstream signing key, and adjust watch file to verify upstream
signature when downloading tarballs.
2014-02-18 - intrigeri <>
pidgin-otr (4.0.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Adopt the package under the umbrella of the Debian OTR Team.
Huge thanks to Thibaut VARENE <> who has
been maintaining this package for many years!
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Migrate to source format 1.0, accordingly to team policy.
* Declare compatibility with standards version 3.9.5.
* Convert debian/copyright to machine-readable copyright format 1.0.
* Cleanup debian/control with cme, including: drop versioned dependencies
satisfied in oldstable (Squeeze).
* Convert to debhelper 8 with tiny rules file and dh-autoreconf.
* Use AM_PROG_AR if available, it is required by recent autoconf/automake.
* Override direct-changes-in-diff-but-no-patch-system Lintian warning:
Debian OTR Team is using source format 1.0. The detail of patches
is in Git and debian/changelog.
* Update Homepage control field.
* Improve package description:
- fix typos;
- make it gender-neutral;
- remove duplicate information.
* Don't manually pass basic flags to ./configure, dh_auto_configure
does it already.
* Enable all hardening build flags.
* Add Vcs-* control fields.
* Fix copy'n'paste mistake in debian/copyright.
* Update debian/watch to use the new HTTPS homepage.
* Add README.source.
2012-09-29 - Thibaut VARENE <>
pidgin-otr (4.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #538644, #549931, #561865)
2012-05-25 - Thibaut VARENE <>
pidgin-otr (3.2.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add missing Homepage control field
2012-05-17 - Thibaut VARENE <>
pidgin-otr (3.2.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Enable hardening flags (patch from Felix Geyer) Closes: #673184
2012-05-14 - Thibaut VARENE <>
pidgin-otr (3.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=critical
* New upstream release
* Fix for CVE-2012-2369
* Clean lintian warnings
2009-11-11 - Thibaut VARENE <>
pidgin-otr (3.2.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix key generation to use /dev/urandom with more recent libgcrypt
versions, patch from Felix Geyer (Closes: #550375)
* Allow to copy the fingerprints from the authentication dialog,
patch from Felix Geyer (Closes: #544995) (LP: #310769)
* Fix outdated config.{sub,guess}
2009-03-23 - Thibaut VARENE <>
pidgin-otr (3.2.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* update pot at build time, patch from Sebastien Bacher (Closes: #518466)

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