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    How to fix icq connection issue on pidgin

    non-availability of icq in pidgin is fixed by new version 2.4.3. It is possible to fix older versions by midifiing library /usr/lib/purple-2/liboscar.so.0.0.0,


    Installation of hexa editor:

    sudo apt-get install khexedit

    Backup of library:

    cp /usr/lib/purple-2/liboscar.so.0.0.0 /usr/lib/purple-2/liboscar.so.0.0.0.20080701

    Changing rights:

    sudo chmod o+w /usr/lib/purple-2/liboscar.so.0.0.0

    Modifiing libraryALT+F2)

    sudo khexedit /usr/lib/purple-2/liboscar.so.0.0.0

    In chain:

    0a 01 66 c7 45 b2 14 00 66 c7 45 b4 34 00 66 c7

    Replace:

    0a for 0b

    Changing rights:

    sudo chmod o-w /usr/lib/purple-2/liboscar.so.0.0.0


    Tested in Pidgin 2.4.1 on Ubuntu 8.04 and Pidgin 2.4.2 on Debian Lenny.
    Hope this helps
    Cooco

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    Re: How to fix icq connection issue on pidgin

    Moved to Networking & Wireless from Tutorials & Tips:

    • Patches what looks to be a versioning issue, could cause compatibility problems with protocol
    • Patched library could cause package update issue

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