Description of problem:
Today I was not able to login to ICQ using pidgin. I've got the message
"Received unexpected response from http://api.oscar.aol.com/aim/startOSCARSession" instead.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install pidgin
2. Setup an icq account with default options.
3. Try to login
"Received unexpected response from http://api.oscar.aol.com/aim/startOSCARSession"
The problem can be 'fixed' by disabling 'use clientLogin' in the advanced settings tab.
I am able to replicate this same error message in Windows 7 x64 using Pidgin 2.6.4.
I am trying to sign-in to a AIM account. Figured I'd append it to this ticket, it may be a AOL issue causing this error, and not a bug.
There will be a package update that forces this option... but only after upstream decides what to do about this.
Similar problems in Empathy after update to libpurple-2.6.5-1 (Bug 554923 for AIM, possibly Bug 555297 for ICQ), but the noted workaround cannot be applied.
I believe AOL have fixed their servers.