multiple pidgin instances, incorrect "I'm not here right now" status

Alan Herrlich alan.herrlich at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 09:06:02 EDT 2008


This seems like a bug but want to check before create one.  I didn't
see anything like this in the support mailing list archives or in
quick searches of the bug database.

I keep Pidgin running at home (Linux pidgin-2.4.3-1.fc9.i386) and at
work (Windows Pidgin 2.4.3) and login to the same Yahoo account in
both places.  Of course, I get kicked off that account at home when I
get to work in the morning and at work when I get home at night.  I
get a message from Pidgin and just click on the Reconnect button to
reconnect to the accounts.

I think I've only seen this issue when I get to work... the Yahoo
account has a status of "I'm not here right now" even though the
status I have it set to is "Available".  I can see this because I have
added myself as a buddy.  The only way to clear it is to set my status
to "Away", wait for it to be reflected in my buddy status and then set
it back to "Available".

comments?

- Alan



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