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Old 03-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Kopete 0.12.7 + KDE 3.5.10 + yahoo = No Go

A while back Yahoo changed their log on methods and Kopete, Pidgin, and several other 3rd party messengers had serious issues. Pidgin patched up no problem. Kopete has a newer version that fixes this but it requires KDE4 which is still classified as unstable. Since I do not want to make my machine SID and I want to keep it as Debian Lenny I am limited to KDE3 and can not get the latest version of Kopete. I have googled like mad and havn't found a patch for Kopete 0.12.7 to fix the yahoo login issue. Has anyone seen a fix for it?
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for yahoo chat I personally prefer GYACHE. It's working nice, provides all most every feature of yahoo messenger.
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To get the newer kopete, you could try porting it from the testing or sid sources to your stable system. From the preceding link, I think there's one error, that being the step "$ apt-get build-dep foo" -- I think that this step needs to be run as root or sudo. I generally use the older method, described here. Both work. These are methods to build a debian package for your stable system from the unstable sources.

Porting from unstable to stable is how I installed abby and cclive on my system. However, when I tried to do this with k9copy (I wanted the newer version), it required far too much work, and would have required me to pretty well alter everything, and thus destabilising my system. So, instead, I just installed the testing version, using a preferences file. My preferences file is as follows:
Package: *
Pin: release a=lenny-backports
Pin-Priority: 200

Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 990

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 100

Package: abby
Pin: version 0.4.4-1
Pin-Priority: 1000

Package: cclive
Pin: version 0.5.3-1
Pin-Priority: 1000
This way, I could maintain my system as stable, but install k9copy from testing (and maintain the abby and cclive programs as the ones I had ported). This worked. So, when I open any kde program I have, such as k3b, and press "Help - About KDE", it reads "K Desktop Environment. Release 3.5.10" whereas when I do likewise with k9copy, it reads, "K Desktop Environment. Version 4.3.2 (KDE 4.3.2)". Note, it's only k9copy that runs on the newer kde libraries, otherwise everything else is the debian stable version (that being, 3.5.10).

So, you can (in some circumstances) port a package from unstable to stable, or you can (with a preferences file) have some packages from testing and/or unstable installed while maintaining a stable version of debian.

Now my disclaimer for the second suggestion of mixed systems: I have an old system (a Pentium III), and I only use it for basic stuff. It may not be a good idea to mix stuff on a system where you do more intricate functions (IE, it's likely that having two kde libraries might play havoc with stuff like the KDE aRts module -- I use fluxbox, and just a few kde programs, so I don't really notice on my system -- IE, I don't ever have to run the two modules simultaneously -- I can keep them separate).

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