Bug 1470685 - Disable Yahoo!
Disable Yahoo!
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pidgin (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Debarshi Ray
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Reported: 2017-07-13 08:58 EDT by Debarshi Ray
Modified: 2018-01-23 03:16 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: pidgin-2.10.11-6.el7
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Description Debarshi Ray 2017-07-13 08:58:08 EDT
Pidgin upstream has removed support for MySpace because it doesn't work anymore. See: https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/www/src/tip/htdocs/ChangeLog?fileviewer=file-view-default

It says:

* Remove the Yahoo! protocol plugin. Yahoo has completely
  reimplemented their protocol, so this version is no longer operable as
  of August 5th, 2016:
  A new protocol plugin has been written to support the new protocol.
  It can be found here: https://github.com/EionRobb/funyahoo-plusplus
  This also removes support for Yahoo! Japan. According to
  http://messenger.yahoo.co.jp/ the service ended March 26th, 2014.

Let's do the same to reduce the total code surface exposed to security attacks.
Comment 2 Debarshi Ray 2017-10-05 14:16:26 EDT
There is https://github.com/EionRobb/funyahoo-plusplus that implements Yahoo's new protocol, but it apparently doesn't work. See:

Even if it did work, it would be a separate package, and we'd still have to disable the code inside pidgin itself.
Comment 3 Debarshi Ray 2017-10-06 12:39:28 EDT
I have built pidgin-2.10.11-6.el7:

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