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Bug 76955 - Yahoo! protocol change crashes GAIM
Yahoo! protocol change crashes GAIM
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gaim (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
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Reported: 2002-10-29 23:51 EST by Brian Baggett
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-03-17 02:46:40 EST
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Description Brian Baggett 2002-10-29 23:51:31 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

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.

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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

This is not a RedHat bug (it's Yahoo's fault), but repackaging the latest
version of GAIM will fix this.
Comment 1 Ben Levenson 2002-11-04 16:52:37 EST
I've made a couple of RPMS based on 0.59-5, and haven't run into any problems
Comment 2 Ed Marshall 2002-11-23 16:08:57 EST
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.
Comment 3 Trever Adams 2003-02-03 16:40:10 EST
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
Comment 4 Warren Togami 2004-03-17 02:46:40 EST
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...

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