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Old 07-30-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
FlorMarina
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Question Pidgin will not connect to ICQ


Hi everyone,
I just finished upgrading to slackware 12.1 everything seems to be working fine, except for the Pidgin.

It connects to MSN but it won't connect to ICQ. It tries to connect but then disables it... and I can't seem to find the problem.

Does anybody has an idea of how to fix this problem? I will truly appreciate your help very much.

Thanks
 
Old 07-30-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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I don't use ICQ with Pidgin, so let that be a disclaimer.

Are you using the version that came with Slackware 12.1 (2.4.1)? The package was recently upgraded to version 2.4.3 with this note in the changelog:

patches/packages/pidgin-2.4.3-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
Upgraded to pidgin-2.4.3.
This updates pidgin to work with the changed ICQ protocol.

So, I suggest you upgrade. You'll be able to find 2.4.3 on any (up to date) mirror and it'll be in the slackware-12.1/patches/packages directory.
 
Old 07-30-2008, 09:52 AM   #3
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I did notice that the pidgin that came with the slack was an older version, so I downloaded and install the latest version, 2.4.3

I tried the patch, /pidgin-2.4.3-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
and it fixed the error that was giving me when I tried to evocate pidgin from the shell konsole. Now it opens with no more errors, except that ICQ still will not connect.





Thank you Nylex

Last edited by FlorMarina; 07-30-2008 at 10:03 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 02:44 AM   #4
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I am back on line connecting to ICQ with pidgin

All I did was add the family_auth.c from the site below and it worked perfectly!!!

http://www.sfr-fresh.com/unix/misc/p.../family_auth.c


I sooooooooooooooooo happy!!

Flor.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 03:32 AM   #5
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Glad you got it fixed and that you posted the solution. I wasn't able to offer any advice, since I don't use ICQ.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 04:06 AM   #6
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well.. you did help, because I had no idea that it need it a patch until you mention it. It gave me an idea of what was wrong with it.. and it made easier to search for the solution.

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