Setup MySpace IM with PIDGIN!

This howto is no longer necessary because a new version of Pidgin has been released, read Here
I personally hate myspace due to the spam and lameness, facebook for me is a little better, but for those people with girlfriends that are nagging, "why did you change my operating system, I need myspace IM" blah blah blah... Here it is, a reverse engineering hack for myspace IM:
Original guide from
I am using Pidgin 2.1.1, here is an easy to use script that will do the work for you, or you can scroll down and copy/paste each command one by one into a "root" terminal:

sudo -s
chmod +x

And that should do it, start up pidgin and click on add new account, make sure you use your myspace email and password.

Contents of
cp *.png /usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin/protocols/
dpkg -i pidgin-dev_2.1.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
tar jxvf pidgin-2.1.1.tar.bz2
mkdir msimprpl-0.16
cd msimprpl-0.16
tar zxvf ../msimprpl-0.16.tar.gz
cd libpurple/protocols/myspace
gcc `pkg-config --cflags pidgin ` -D PURPLE_PLUGINS -c message.c myspace.c -I../../../../pidgin-2.1.1/libpurple/ -I.
gcc -shared -`pkg-config --libs pidgin` message.o myspace.o -o
cp -v /usr/lib/purple-2/

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