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Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby hansencomputers » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:41 pm

Hi,
I have two system running Mint 7. I am experiencing problems with Pidgin. Pidgin worked fine initially.

As far as I can tell, the problem developed after installing an update. I think it was the following update:

mintsystem 7.4.8 which was a level 1 update



I installed this update on two computers, and afterwards Pidgin does not function properly. I have the connecting symbol in the tray, and sometimes it connects, but the symbol is always there. Mostly, my Pidgin window is blank (no contacts showing) and I don't know if it has a connection.

Is it a coincidence? Could that update have affected Pidgin? Two separate PCs are affected the same way.


Thanks for any and all help


Mike

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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby optimize me » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:13 pm

You can try installing Pidgin from the developers branch. It's the version I use, and I haven't had any problems with it.

After completely purging your current install of Pidgin, add these lines to your sources.list file

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## Pidgin developers
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ubuntu jaunty main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ubuntu jaunty main
Save & exit. Follow it up at a terminal with

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sudo apt-get update
...and...

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sudo aptitude install pidgin
Notice I use aptitude for the install command. Since this is the development version of Pidgin, this is just to ensure that any missing dependencies get caught and installed too.

They call it a developers version, but I've been using Pidgin off that PPA for around 6 mos. or a year and whatever they put out to use seems pretty darn stable to me.
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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby hansencomputers » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:36 pm

where do I find the "sources.list" file?

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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby nebcanuck » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:59 pm

/etc/apt/sources.list
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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby Salamancero » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:29 am

same story here with pidgin. Thanks for the tip though optimize me!

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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby angelbeast » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:34 am

optimize me wrote:You can try installing Pidgin from the developers branch. It's the version I use, and I haven't had any problems with it.

After completely purging your current install of Pidgin, add these lines to your sources.list file

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## Pidgin developers
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ubuntu jaunty main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ubuntu jaunty main
Save & exit. Follow it up at a terminal with

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sudo apt-get update
...and...

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sudo aptitude install pidgin
Notice I use aptitude for the install command. Since this is the development version of Pidgin, this is just to ensure that any missing dependencies get caught and installed too.

They call it a developers version, but I've been using Pidgin off that PPA for around 6 mos. or a year and whatever they put out to use seems pretty darn stable to me.


How do you completely purge Pidgin?
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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby fwc » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:05 am

I am having this problem also but only for my Yahoo account. I will try developers version


optimize me wrote:After completely purging your current install of Pidgin, add these lines to your sources.list file

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## Pidgin developers
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ubuntu jaunty main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ubuntu jaunty main



There is a gui for this in Synaptic for this also, no? I think you go into settings>repositories and click new. You will see a new entry provided with 3 fields. Set the binary as deb for the first link optimize provided, copy and paste the link into the URI field, paste jaunty into the distribution field and main into source field. Use the same pattern for the second link optimize provided only set the binary as deb-src. Hit reload and continue the process.

angelbeast wrote:
How do you completely purge Pidgin?

You should be able to go to the package manager and type Pidgin into the quick search and right-click>mark for complete removal

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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby cldx3000 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:09 am

Should be

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sudo apt-get remove --purge pidgin*


wherein the * is a wildcard for any pidgin package like pidgin-dev or pidgin-libnotify if you have that installed (you can check for that in Synaptic)

Im not sure if you have to remove the User Settings as well but youll find them in /home/yourname/.purple, you could just remove the whole folder to make sure everythings gone, but remember your stored Account Information will be GONE.

...second thoughts anybody?

[EDIT] Sorry the --purge goes before the package name/s of course...

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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby angelbeast » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:11 am

cldx3000 wrote:Should be

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sudo apt-get remove --purge pidgin*


wherein the * is a wildcard for any pidgin package like pidgin-dev or pidgin-libnotify if you have that installed (you can check for that in Synaptic)

Im not sure if you have to remove the User Settings as well but youll find them in /home/yourname/.purple, you could just remove the whole folder to make sure everythings gone, but remember your stored Account Information will be GONE.

...second thoughts anybody?

[EDIT] Sorry the --purge goes before the package name/s of course...


Excellent, thank you...I still keep ending up with version 2.5.5 though *LOL*...If that's a dev version then the dev version is not the solution as i'm still having the same problem :-)
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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby hansencomputers » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:10 am

I installed Kopete, but it has the same problem. Wont connect to my Yahoo account.

My wife's PC, still running Mint 6, is working normally with Pidgin and Yahoo



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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby rivenathos » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:14 am

There are several threads over in the Ubuntu forum in regards to the current Yahoo problem. You folks may wish to look over there. I saw a couple of fixes that worked.

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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby fwc » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:16 am

rivenathos wrote:There are several threads over in the Ubuntu forum in regards to the current Yahoo problem. You folks may wish to look over there. I saw a couple of fixes that worked.

are we sure its not that yahoo changed its server settings?

EDIT:
I found the thread and the information to update. The thread is http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... gin&page=3
and the information to change is
Instead of: scs.msg.yahoo.com, I'm using: cn.scs.msg.yahoo.com


EDIT2:
Seems to work for me in Pidgin

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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby hansencomputers » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:10 am

I resolved my issues by adding the "cn." to the pager server

Thanks all who looked into this.

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Re: Pidgin problem possibly after update

Postby BandonRandon » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:47 am

Version 2.5.7 of Pidgin Released which according to the pidgin site addresses the yahoo issue. http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog meaning this most likely had nothing to do with the mintsystem update just an unfortunate coincidence.


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