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Old 05-23-2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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Kopete and MSN Messenger problems


Hey Guys I have been trying to figure out for the last couple of days why I can't log onto MSN Messenger using Kopete and I have been unsuccessful. I have tried calling MSN Tech Support and they offer no tech support unless you are a paying member and since I have a free web based account, they basically told me to go take a hike. They suggested their website for support and I tried that and have hit a dead end wall there as well.

I know my username and password are all correct, as I can log onto the email account. Does anyone offer any advice or possible solutions/fixes to this problem or is it impossible?

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Old 05-23-2005, 10:29 AM   #2
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This is a known issue. You'll need the latest fix from the Kopete SVN repository. Then you'll need to recompile Kopete.

The fix will be in the KDE 3.4.1 release, which is supposedly a few weeks from now (mid-June 2005).

For more information, see the May 20th Announcement on the Kopete home page:

http://kopete.kde.org/index.php
 
Old 05-23-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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I appreciate the reply smithtodd, but I went to that site and it seems the fix is for a different version of KDE. I am running KDE 3.2.3. I tried uninstalling kopete and reinstalling with a urpmi kope command and that did not work either. I still do not know what the SVN repository means and how do I recompile Kopete?

Thanks..

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This is a known issue. You'll need the latest fix from the Kopete SVN repository. Then you'll need to recompile Kopete.

The fix will be in the KDE 3.4.1 release, which is supposedly a few weeks from now (mid-June 2005).

For more information, see the May 20th Announcement on the Kopete home page:

http://kopete.kde.org/index.php
 
Old 05-23-2005, 11:14 AM   #4
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My understanding of the issue is that a change to MSN's servers caused the Kopete error. Therefore, all versions of Kopete, regardless of your KDE version, are going to have the problem. Of course, KDE 3.4.1 will supposedly incorporate the fix for you. So, from what I understand, you either need to get the fix and recompile Kopete yourself, or wait for KDE 3.4.1 to be released, and then upgrade your system to that level of KDE.

SVN is short for Subversion, which is the self-described "compelling replacement for CVS". Both are version control systems, wherein code is managed during development projects.

I cannot tell you how to patch and recompile Kopete, since I have never done that myself. I am going to wait for KDE 3.4.1 to be released.

Have you thought of running Gaim in the meantime? It supports MSN as well:

http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

I wish I could be more helpful to you at this time.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 08:02 PM   #5
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Go back to the same link provided by smithtodda. Today, they posted a source code fix for KDE 3.2. Be sure to uninstall your existing version of Kopete, compile the source code from the Kopete link for KDE 3.2. Install it and you'll be good to go. Post back if you need help compiling source code.

Good Luck.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 11:39 PM   #6
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mkojack,

I uninstalled kopete and reinstalled the following version. I do not know how recompile, but when I downloaded and extracted it and ran the ./configure command I got the following message below. I never ran the make command. What should I do next?

[root@localhost kopete-0.9.2]# ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for kde-config... /usr/bin/kde-config
checking where to install... /usr (as returned by kde-config)
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
checking dependency style of g++... none
checking whether g++ supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... no
checking whether gcc supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wundef... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-long-long... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wnon-virtual-dtor... no
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@localhost kopete-0.9.2]#

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Originally posted by mkoljack
Go back to the same link provided by smithtodda. Today, they posted a source code fix for KDE 3.2. Be sure to uninstall your existing version of Kopete, compile the source code from the Kopete link for KDE 3.2. Install it and you'll be good to go. Post back if you need help compiling source code.

Good Luck.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 12:01 AM   #7
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Well--

Unfortunately, I'm not a Mandrake/Mandriva person. It appears you do not have all the development libraries downloaded and installed. They are all rpm's. I can't help you with what is required in Mandrake or how the pkgs are named.

At minimum, to install a 'C compiler' and 'make' you will need:

* glibc-devel
* gcc
* make

However, you many need to add additional pkgs. I did a complete install of all pkgs in Fedora and Suse--so my system was ready to go to compile source. I wish I could be more helpful. I'm sure a Mandrake person or moderator will help you soon. Just sit tight and someone will read the posts and help you better than I. When in doubt, reddazz is a really helpful resource person.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 12:36 AM   #8
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Re: Well--

Thanks will wait it out....

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Quote:
Originally posted by mkoljack
Unfortunately, I'm not a Mandrake/Mandriva person. It appears you do not have all the development libraries downloaded and installed. They are all rpm's. I can't help you with what is required in Mandrake or how the pkgs are named.

At minimum, to install a 'C compiler' and 'make' you will need:

* glibc-devel
* gcc
* make

However, you many need to add additional pkgs. I did a complete install of all pkgs in Fedora and Suse--so my system was ready to go to compile source. I wish I could be more helpful. I'm sure a Mandrake person or moderator will help you soon. Just sit tight and someone will read the posts and help you better than I. When in doubt, reddazz is a really helpful resource person.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 08:21 AM   #9
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You dont have g++ installed( the gnu c++ compiler). If you have setup your urpmi sources,do
Code:
urpmi gcc-c++
You can also download it from ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandra...-6mdk.i586.rpm
You can also install it from the CDs(If you have them)
Make sure you have other important packages like ´make´ before trying again.

Last edited by abattoir; 05-24-2005 at 08:27 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 08:35 AM   #10
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Thanks abattor, I tried urpmi gcc-cc++ and I got the following;

[root@localhost stan]# urpmi gcc-c++
To satisfy dependencies, the following 5 packages are going to be installed (77 MB):
gcc-3.4.1-4mdk.i586
gcc-c++-3.4.1-4mdk.i586
gcc-cpp-3.4.1-4mdk.i586
libstdc++6-3.4.1-4mdk.i586
libstdc++6-devel-3.4.1-4mdk.i586
Is this OK? (Y/n) y

ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
...retrieving failed: curl: (9) Couldn't cd to 10.1
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
...retrieving failed: curl: (9) Couldn't cd to 10.1
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
...retrieving failed: curl: (9) Couldn't cd to 10.1
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
...retrieving failed: curl: (9) Couldn't cd to 10.1

...retrieving failed: curl: (9) Couldn't cd to 10.1
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 9 or signal 0

Installation failed, some files are missing:
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...-4mdk.i586.rpm
You may want to update your urpmi database

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Quote:
Originally posted by abattoir
You dont have g++ installed( the gnu c++ compiler). If you have setup your urpmi sources,do
Code:
urpmi gcc-c++
You can also download it from ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandra...-6mdk.i586.rpm
You can also install it from the CDs(If you have them)
Make sure you have other important packages like ´make´ before trying again.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 08:48 AM   #11
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Have you set up your urpmi sources properly?
Your profile says you have 10.0, but i think your urpmi mirrors point to 10.1 packages.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 09:06 AM   #12
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I thought I had 10.1 community:




[/QUOTE]
Code:
[root@localhost stan]# cat /etc/mandrake-release
Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Community) for i586
[root@localhost stan]#
I also tried to remove my sources and ran the following below:

[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia plf-free ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_...rake/free/10.2 with hdlist.cz
medium "plf-free" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree ftp://ftp.easynet.fr/plf/mandrake/non-free/10.2 with hdlist.cz
medium "plf-nonfree" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributio.../main_updates/ with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "updates" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributio...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "main" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributio.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "contrib" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia jpackage ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributio...media/jpackage with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "jpackage" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia plf-free ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_...rake/free/10.2 with hdlist.cz
added medium plf-free
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.jpackage.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Open Office 2.0.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.contrib.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.updates.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.plf-nonfree.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.main.cz]
computing md5sum of existing source hdlist (or synthesis)
retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "plf-free"...
ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_...10.2/hdlist.cz
found probed hdlist (or synthesis) as hdlist.cz
...retrieving done
examining hdlist file [/var/cache/urpmi/partial/hdlist.plf-free.cz]
writing list file for medium "plf-free"
examining pubkey file of "plf-free"...
performing second pass to compute dependencies

examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.jpackage.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "jpackage"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.Open Office 2.0.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "Open Office 2.0"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.contrib.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "contrib"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.updates.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "updates"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.plf-nonfree.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "plf-nonfree"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.main.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "main"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.plf-free.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "plf-free"
found 24 headers in cache
removing 0 obsolete headers in cache
write config file [/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg]
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree ftp://ftp.easynet.fr/plf/mandrake/non-free/10.2 with hdlist.cz
medium "plf-nonfree" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributio.../main_updates/ with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "updates" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributio...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "main" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributio.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "contrib" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.addmedia jpackage ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributio...media/jpackage with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "jpackage" already exists
[root@localhost stan]# cat /etc/mandrake-release
Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Community) for i586
[root@localhost stan]#




[QUOTE]Originally posted by abattoir
Have you set up your urpmi sources properly?
Your profile says you have 10.0, but i think your urpmi mirrors point to 10.1 packages.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 09:25 AM   #13
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You must do
urpmi.removemedi plf-free, main etc. before doing urpmi.addmedia.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 09:53 AM   #14
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abattoir, I tried to remove media using the Mandrake control center earlier, perhaps this did not work. I ran your command below "urpmi.removemedi plf-free" and I get this:

[root@localhost stan]# urpmi.removemedi plf-free
bash: urpmi.removemedi: command not found
[root@localhost stan]#

I can't remember the exact command to remove media.....

d-1








Quote:
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You must do
urpmi.removemedi plf-free, main etc. before doing urpmi.addmedia.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 09:57 AM   #15
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Thanks, everyone, for the answers. I've been having the same issue on my system (Suse/KDE 3.3) and have just kind of ignored it the past few days. What a pain!
 
  


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