Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pidgin (and Adium) not connecting to Yahoo

OK, I entered a phase where my yahoo login started failing in Pidgin with Ubuntu. I first went in through and reactivated my account. It turns out that yahoo turns off your account if you don't login for a few years. =)

After that, it was a problem with the underlying libraries underneath both Pidgin and Adium. On Mac, I updated to the latest version of Adium (1.3.5) and that fixed it.

On ubuntu, it turns out that ubuntu won't update to new versions unless their is a security problem. In order to get functional enhancements, you need to upgrade using pidgin's instructions here:

After you enter those two commands, start update manager and you should be able to upgrade pidgin.

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