Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 333351
Pidgin doesn't refresh buddy list after NetworkManager connects
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:40:21 EDT
Description of problem:
After NetworkManager re-establishes connection (say, after suspend) or after
NetworkManager opens a VPN connection, Pidgin continues displaying the last
buddy state, until some timeout when Pidgin shows the new buddy state (in the
reconnect case) or disconnects (in the VPN case)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up NetworkManager to manage connections
2. start pidgin, log in
3b. open a VPN connection with NetworkManager
1. Pidgin shows the last buddy state, which may be hours or days out of date,
for several minutes
2a. Pidgin finally refreshes the new buddy state (suspend/resume case)
2b. Pidgin times out all connections (VPN case)
3. In all cases, going offline then online fixes the problem
1. Pidgin disconnects and then reconnects properly, a la Adium on Mac
I'm not sure if the routing change due to VPN is visible to Pidgin or not, but
the suspend/resume case certainly is. Pidgin should refresh the connection and
the buddy list when it gets a dbus message about a change in NetworkManager
*** Bug 435317 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 437642 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
pidgin-2.4.1-1.fc8 solves the problem, for me. And it doesn't crash anymore.
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