Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507279
Pidgin does not connect to Yahoo
Last modified: 2009-07-07 13:31:15 EDT
Description of problem:
Pidgin can't connect to Yahoo anymore - connects to google-talk.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Pidgin 2.5.6-1.fc11 (libpurple 2.5.6)
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure you've set up 2 accounts in Pidgin: one Yahoo account and one Google account
2. Start up Pidgin
3. Observe you're connected to Google Talk, but Pidgin seems to hang connecting to Yahoo
Actual results: No connectivity to Yahoo.
Expected results: Connection to Yahoo should work.
This used to work on a fresh install. A recent update has broken it.
This looks like Yahoo breaking Pidgin by changing their authentication mechanism/protocol.
Maybe everyone should just stop using Yahoo :P
Not sure why this was logged as non-critical but as Pidgin is an IM client and Yahoo is an IM service, connection failure would seem pretty critical to me.
This issue has been resolved with the latest release of Pidgin. Could we get the package rebuilt for Fedora 9, 10, and 11?
Can anyone update this? I know several people with the same problem (though it works on Fc10)
i was having this problem on f10 too... the update at http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/pidgin/2.5.7/ works for me..
*** Bug 507590 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
related issue on pidgin's bug tracker:
BTW, the above mentioned update on kojipkgs works for me too on fedora 11.
(In reply to comment #3)
Seems like the x86_64 libpurple package at http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/pidgin/2.5.7/1.fc10/x86_64/ (and maybe others) has a dependency on libpurple i386 2.5.6-1.fc10 which in turn has a dependency on many other i386 libs. So, I am unable to test on x86_64.
rpm -qp --requires libpurple-2.5.7-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm |grep libpurple
Nope. Something is wrong on your system.
Pidgin 2.5.7-1.fc11 (libpurple 2.5.7) works as expected.
update: I can log in and chat ok, but it appears that once a buddy logs in, they are show as online/available, even after they log out. If you log out of a yahoo account and log back in, only currently available buddies will show up. i.e.
- log in to myAccount
- log in to myBuddy
- myAccount shows myBuddy online
- log off myBuddy
- myAccount still shows myBuddy online
- log off myAccount
- log in to myAccount
- myAccount correctly shows myBuddy offline
never mind... just noticed that 2.5.8 is out, and it fixes this problem!