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Saturday, June 27, 2009

always up-to-date pidgin and yahoo messenger connection problem solved

yahoo, msn, aim, icq, etc... always changing their protocol and always causing connection problem for third party messenger apps like pidgin.

while linux distro always stick to one apps version at their release and do not upgrade to latest release.

then, recently yahoo change their protocol again.
all these causing all ubuntu users cant connect to yahoo messenger.
you can use getdeb and install the current version. but then you need to manually update pidgin everytime new version released. or everytime you encounter another connection problem.


the only good solution is to keep your pidgin always update to the latest release version. the instruction on pidgin site also not very up-to-date and will not install gpg key for the repo.

this will keep your pidgin always up-to-date:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A1F196A8
echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu \     `lsb_release --short --codename` main | \
    sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.list
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude upgrade

that's it.
everytime you do 'sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade' you will get the latest release version.

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1 comment:

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