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Old 05-10-2007, 02:06 AM   #1
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No TLS/SSL Support found. Gaim connecting to Gtalk


I use Gaim to connect to Gtalk on Slackware11. Everything worked fine until I made the mistake of removing a programs from pkgtools, that at the time, I belived I had no use for. I tried to not remove anything that said library or anything like that but I believe TLS/SSL is a library from a program I removed. From what I read online, I thought installing OpenSSL would do the trick but it did not. When I installed Slackware, I did the 3gig full option.

The error msg comes up when I try to connect of course:

"Server Requires TLS/SSL for login. No TLS/SSL support found.

Does anyone know what I am missing?

Thanks
 
Old 05-11-2007, 02:53 AM   #2
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Tls/ssl

that's because Gaim doesn't use OpenSSL as it conflicts with the license. instead Gaim uses the Mozilla (Netscape) libnss (i think that's the library name) OR the GNUs TLS library.

The first requires that the Mozill development stuff be installed from the source tree (usually more pain than it is worth)

The second option (the one I recommend) is to use GNU tls.

but it depends on what Gaim was built with. I think the prebuilt binaries use libnss, but I could be wrong. It has been a long time since I used Gaim prebuilt binaries.

You could try to reinstall Gaim (No longer called Gaim BTW, it's now called Pidgin) or just install libnss or gnu tls.

You can always try to build Pidgin (Gaim) from source as well

Details can be found here:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs...stlfs/nss.html
AND HERE
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs...soft/gaim.html

And remember: Gaim is no longer called Gaim, but rather Pidgin
 
Old 05-11-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
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For SSL support (which is needed for MSN), you need to either install gnutls or libnss.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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ahh yes. Now I see, how it happened. I did uninstall the other Mozilla browsers execpt firefox. I just wasnt aware other programs would use a lib from that.

Thanks guys
 
Old 06-23-2007, 10:30 AM   #5
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You can always try to build Pidgin (Gaim) from source as well
I've installed Pidgin from source on Fluxbuntu and I'm actually having the same problem.

After looking through synaptic I already have the gnutls runtime library installed too.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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Since you are using a Debian based distro, make sure you have gnutls-dev installed.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 04:07 PM   #7
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Since you are using a Debian based distro, make sure you have gnutls-dev installed.
Just install them?

That doesn't seem to have fixed the problem, so I'm guessing I need these files BEFORE I install Pidgin?
 
Old 06-23-2007, 05:29 PM   #8
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Yes, thats what I meant. You install the required dependencies, then build (or rebuild in your case) the source package.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 08:49 PM   #9
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I thought so ... well at least this time around things are likely to run more smoothly =/

Thanks for your help :]

- Edit -

Yep it works fine now =D

Last edited by gogul2k; 06-24-2007 at 09:01 AM.
 
  


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