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Old 02-14-2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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Exclamation slackpkg update 20130214 - pidgin broken for IRC?


Hi

I just did a slackpkg update, then slackpkg upgrade-all after a week or so and pidgin-2.10.7 seems like it's broken for IRC. IRC just is not an option. This is a full install of slackware-14.0, 32 bit on a 2yo desktop.

I tried a reboot, I tried running from terminal with no error messages.
Is it just me or can anyone confirm?

Note, this is a very recent update and it may not be through to your selected mirror yet.

TIA

Solved 20130215 22:46:52 UTC

Last edited by 01micko; 02-16-2013 at 05:43 AM. Reason: added pidgin version
 
Old 02-14-2013, 06:33 AM   #2
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Looks like it just came out, I'm testing it now...

I can confirm that before the update IRC was working. After the update IRC is an unknown protocol and is no longer listed in the menu of protocols.

I'm checking the pidgin changelog now...

EDIT:

There is nothing about the IRC breakage in either the pidgin changelog or slackware advisories:
https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog
http://slackware.com/security/viewer...ecurity.510020

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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I have sent the patch to Patrick to solve this problem. Let's just wait and see
Upstream patch
https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15517

It's caused by this new feature: Implement SASL support for IRC, using Cyrus
https://hg.pidgin.im/pidgin/main/rev/bbd52f93184e

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Old 02-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willysr View Post
I have sent the patch to Patrick to solve this problem. Let's just wait and see
Upstream patch
https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15517

It's caused by this new feature: Implement SASL support for IRC, using Cyrus
https://hg.pidgin.im/pidgin/main/rev/bbd52f93184e
I have to say that's a really silly option to hide in a point release that's advertised as being primarily important as a security fix. It doesn't even look like there's a configure option to disable it.
 
Old 02-14-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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It's due to this problem:
https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/13270

well, he should have used XChat for that or even switch the ISP because it's not user's fault
 
Old 02-15-2013, 04:02 AM   #6
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This has been fixed on -Current
Quote:
xap/pidgin-2.10.7-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Fixed IRC support. When building with SASL support (new in 2.10.7), the
IRC plugin needs to link against libsasl2, otherwise it will fail to load.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 04:26 AM   #7
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I just updated to the latest (20130215). Thanks for the prompt response but the problem still exists for me.

I tried deleting ~/.purple but still no IRC in the list of protocols.

It definitely is listed correctly in /var/log/packages

Code:
mick@studio-slack:~$ ls /var/log/packages|grep pidgin
pidgin-2.10.7-i486-2_slack14.0
 
Old 02-15-2013, 09:02 AM   #8
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looks like it's missing autoreconf -vi after patching the Makefile

here's the result after adding autoreconf -vi after the patch line
pidgin.png

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #9
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here's the result after adding autoreconf -vi after the patch line
Thanks willysr. I recompiled and that indeed works! As soon as it's up officially I'll mark solved.

Much obliged.

--------------

Confirmed fixed in build 3

"Third times the charm?" ... Yes!

Thank you willysr and volkerdi


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