Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76955
Yahoo! protocol change crashes GAIM
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
When someone from Yahoo's network sends you an instant message, it crashes gaim
completely. This has been documented by the GAIM folks and 0.59.5 fixes this.
A new package based on the latest GAIM needs to be released.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gaim and log in to Yahoo's network
2. Have someone send you an instant message.
3. Restart gaim once it crashes and repeat.
Actual Results: Gaim crashes.
Expected Results: Gaim should have functioned.
This is not a RedHat bug (it's Yahoo's fault), but repackaging the latest
version of GAIM will fix this.
I've made a couple of RPMS based on 0.59-5, and haven't run into any problems
There is a related bug in handling of mail notifications with the Yahoo plugin
(apparently there was another minor protocol change), which is solved with the
following commit to gaim CVS:
The RPM that I built of GAIM 0.59.6 with this patch is rock solid for me.
78088 is a duplicate of this bug. Also, because of protocol changes, Gaim
doesn't work with yahoo pretty much at all now. This is true even for 8.0.93 of
RedHat. I think you need to package the latest version of gaim and do a release
for 8.0 and 8.0.93 based on that. It should fix the problem without introducing
This should be fixed in rawhide for FC2 test. We may issue an upgrade
for FC1 after 0.76 at a later date should it prove to solve this and
several other known problems. Closing...