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John Bailey rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Sat Mar 27 20:15:59 EDT 2010


On 03/27/2010 08:11 PM, Richard Azar wrote:
> I have installed Pidgin 2.5.5 on FreeBSD. It is able to log in to MSN
> but it sits in a state marked "Connecting" with Yahoo. My user name is
> richardazar at rocketmail.com.
> 
> All of the online help pages simply assume that it will work. A google
> search revealed some dns problems with the windows version and
> recommended flushing the cache or entering a specific Yahoo server.
> There is no place to enter a specific server in this version.
> 
> Can you help?
> 
> Richard Azar

You need to use Pidgin 2.5.8 or newer for Yahoo to work properly.  Ideally, you
should be using Pidgin 2.6.6.  You *can* enter specific servers on the account's
Advanced tab, but you should *not* change from the default.  If by chance Pidgin
2.6.6 is not available via ports, you can compile and install from source; you
may need some additional libraries that Pidgin 2.5.5 did not require if you wish
to use the XMPP voice and video support, or you can simply pass --disable-vv to
the configure script.

In case it's not clear, you should be able to use your full username, including
@rocketmail.com, when setting up your account.  If your account was an
@yahoo.com account, you would not include the @yahoo.com.

John

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