Here is a repository i use on my gutsy install which always contains the latest builds of Pidgin and Rhythmbox. So no more hunting for debs or compiling sources 😀

Steps to add the repository:

1. Open Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)

2. Type “gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

3. Go to the end of the file and add the following onto a new line:

## Latest Pidgin/Rhythmbox
deb gutsy main

4. Save the file and close Gedit.

5. Add the public key so that apt does not complain about any authentication errors (type into terminal):

wget -O- | sudo apt-key add –

6. Update your system (type in terminal)

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

7. Voila! You should now have the latest Pidgin and Rhythmbox!