Bug 76955 - Yahoo! protocol change crashes GAIM
Summary: Yahoo! protocol change crashes GAIM
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gaim
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Blizzard
QA Contact:
URL: http://sourceforge.net/project/showno...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-30 04:51 UTC by Brian Baggett
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-03-17 07:46:40 UTC

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Description Brian Baggett 2002-10-30 04:51:31 UTC
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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 21:52:37 UTC
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 21:08:57 UTC
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 21:40:10 UTC
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 07:46:40 UTC
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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