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Old 01-19-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Sudbury Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Slackware
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gaim and SSL (not fixable by FAQ)

One day, not sure how exacly it happened. Gaim started complaining about SSL support and not being able to log in.

Ok, I download a the newest gaim (incase MSN makers decided to change the protocol again).
So I had 0.75; I compiled, gaim does not pick up the NSS libs from mozilla 1.6. Ok, so I can't use 1.6 because no more SSL.

I download 1.5 and install it, gaim compiled with Mozilla/SSL support. Good.

I try running gaim, same error. Maybe it's my build, I download a binary, same thing. I also flushed my iptables incase it was one of the rules. Nope, didn't work, I still get the ssl error.

So, I need to know how I can fix this, and if you have any ideas on things overlooked or not done.

Slackware 9.1
gaim binary ^
iptables -F

Old 02-03-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4, Slackware 9, Suse 9.0
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Some distributions, including Slackware, install Mozilla NSS to a non-standard directory. The fix is simple. Edit /etc/ and add /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4 (or whatever version you're using, but it's usually 1.4) to the file, and run ldconfig as root. Then re-run configure and recompile Gaim.

I had the same problem with the new version of gaim and slackware. I did the above and it now works great! Hope it works for you too!


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