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Old 06-04-2007, 03:09 PM   #1
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strangeness rebuilding gaim (not pidgin)


I've been running a custom compiled version of gaim for the past several months (I recompiled it with support for gtkspell). After a little fsck up in my /usr/lib this weekend, I found I needed to rebuild and reinstall gaim, so I downloaded the slackbuild, ran it, and reinstalled the package. I discovered on startup that the jabber protocol wasn't working because of the usual TLS/SSL error accompanying problems with using the mozilla libraries. Ok, I reinstalled the mozilla-nss from stable, ran ldconfig just to be sure, and tried rebuilding gaim again. Same problem appears. On a whim, I downloaded the mozilla-nss package from /unsupported, despite the warning that it might break the version of gaim in 11.0. Everything built fine, and after installation, Jabber once again works!

Now, what makes this really weird is that the version of gaim in stable works fine with the mozilla-nss in stable, but I'am unable to use the slackbuild in /patches to create my own package that works. Can someone give me an idea of what's going on here?

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Old 06-05-2007, 03:08 AM   #2
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Do a diff on the two SlackBuilds and doinst.sh files to study the difference.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 01:30 PM   #3
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If you dont mind me asking,

What did your "custom compiled version of gaim" do?

ie. what was its diferences to be original?
 
Old 06-07-2007, 08:42 PM   #4
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Basically, I installed gtkspell so that I could get spell checking in conversations. Other than that it was just the normal vanilla slackbuild from the patches directory.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 12:24 PM   #5
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sounds very usefull
 
Old 06-08-2007, 05:01 PM   #6
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Have you seen this?
http://slackware.osuosl.org/unsupported/pidgin/
 
Old 06-08-2007, 05:13 PM   #7
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Yeah, that's where I got the copy of mozilla-nss that allowed me to recompile gaim. I've played around a little bit with pidgin, but for the moment I still prefer gaim.

EDIT: Additional note, I just discovered that after using the mozilla-nss package included in the unsupported directory to rebuild gaim, I can reinstall the version of mozilla-nss in the stable branch of Slackware and gaim still runs fine.

Last edited by bl0tt0; 06-08-2007 at 11:54 PM.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 06:53 AM   #8
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So,

Have you fixed your problem?
 
Old 06-10-2007, 12:05 PM   #9
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Well, it wasn't so much a problem as it was a bit of strangeness in the packages, which I still haven't figured out exactly. I guess gaim is working, but then again, it was working when I posted this. I was just seeing if anyone had a clue why this was happening at all.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 01:59 PM   #10
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OK

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