How to upgrade to Pidgin 2.5.7 in Centos 5

create a yum repo as followed.into /etc/yum.repos.d/namran.repo

[namran]
name=namran
gpgcheck=0
enabled=0
baseurl=http://my.namran.net/repository/centos5/

or just grab it here.

then just need to run

yum update pidgin -y --enablerepo namran

pidgin-257

Completed !
updated-pidgin-2.5.7
and wait till it downloaded and installed the latest Pidgin (2.5.7).. which can work fine with Yahoo Messenger again..
ehehe..

about-pidgin-2.5.7

those who want to run yum locally .. can get the zipped file for the whole bunch of rpm file here.

[slider title=”Pidgin.IM Notes about Yahoo Debacle”]

The Great Yahoo Debacle
June 21, 2009 12:32 AM by John Bailey
By now it’s no great secret that Yahoo has decided to break clients that use outdated authentication code. The result of that change is that Pidgin 2.5.6 and older no longer work unless you connect to one of a very few servers left that still speak the old authentication mechanism. We knew this change was upcoming, but all indications we saw pointed to us having almost another two months to push a release with updated authentication code.

All that aside, we’ve had some updated authentication code for a while now, and were originally waiting to include it in the Pidgin 2.6.0 release. However, since Yahoo made the authentication changes earlier than we expected, we had to react as quickly as possible to stop the flow of incoming complaints. As a result, we backported the Yahoo authentication changes so we could cut a Pidgin 2.5.7 release fairly quickly.

Pidgin 2.5.7 is now released and does work to connect to Yahoo.

Just for the record, I’d also like to point out to those who complained about waiting three days to get a working release that the last time Yahoo screwed with authentication, it took over a week to even get code to fix the problem, let alone prepare a release and actually get it out to users.

Additionally, we fixed the annoying MSN disconnect-on-block issue and changed AIM’s behavior such that the “could not retrieve your buddy list” error appears only once per AIM account.

Enjoy the new release!

[/slider] p/s : Online again…into the single app..hehehe 😎
these binary are taken from http://pidgin.im/
at which somehow the repo there doesn’t really work for me…
thanks to the pidgin developer there for the quick release..

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3 Responses

  1. robfish88 says:

    Thank you very much…….

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  2. robfish88 says:

    Kindly advice, I want to use OpenWRT for my TP-Link router model TL-WR1043ND version 1.10 starting serial number with 12.

    Requested for UNIFI Malaysia 20 MB

    Kindly advice which files I do need to download, highly appropriated in advance .

    Regards

    Robert

    (Shah Alam)

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  3. robfish88 says:

    Good Morning ,
    I have a TL-WR1043ND router Ver 1.10 and not able to find Hardware version, as what I understood from other posts that this should be then Hardware version 1.
    Have installed OpenWRT in total 3 files :
    German stock firmware (v3.9.17)
    – attitude_adjustment 12.09-rc2 and
    attitude_adjustment 12.09-rc2 and able to able access my router TL-WRT1043ND

    I guess that it is my age (59) but I a losing it on the configuration and explanation, first the first of all on many images that I have seen on the internet in the part Internet -> Swith VLAN witch is starting with PORT 1 -2-3-4-5-CPU however on my installed OpenWRT it starts with PORT 0-1-2-3-4-CPU so I guess something is already wrong on my side, having said this most images are related to HARDWARE VERSION 1.8

    My main goal is to get connect to UNIFI Malaysia (20MB connection) I know that Unifi provides an IPTV package but to honest I don’t need this IPTV connection at all.

    The bottom line, I like get connected to UNIFI with OPENWRT and I am really begging f someone can assist me in to get connect to Unifi. I know it is labor day (May 1) but will be great full if somebody can assist me.

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