[Pidgin] #8545: Pidgin 2.5.4 Always says "waiting for network connection"

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Fri May 29 02:14:36 EDT 2009

#8545: Pidgin 2.5.4 Always says "waiting for network connection"
 Reporter:  Deagon  |        Owner:  lschiere    
     Type:  defect  |       Status:  closed      
Milestone:          |    Component:  unclassified
  Version:  2.5.4   |   Resolution:  invalid     
 Keywords:          |  

Comment(by PhobosK):

 Replying to [comment:10 deryni]:
 > What do you mean changing status doesn't work at all? pidgin does not
 try to connect your accounts even when it had been previously "waiting for
 network" when you change to an online status? ....
 Yes this is exactly what i mean and what happens if you try manually to
 change the status after a "waiting for network" problem is detected..
 > Polling for a network connection is not an option.
 Yeah i agree it is quite bad as a workaround. Bad that other tools that
 can give a status for a connection require root privileges on most
 platforms also.
 > It would appear that in 2.5.6 the only option for people who cannot get
 rid of NM and do not have NM working correctly is to trick pidgin into not
 seeing the DBus system bus (by emptying the appropriate environment
 variables) and that 2.6.0 will provide the -f flag to pidgin which tells
 pidgin to ignore NM.
 It seems a reasonable enough way to "fix" this problem, though i suppose
 it will bring other problems in pidgin too, but i will give it a try.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/8545#comment:11>
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