ICQ over pidgin broken

Asked by spacefight

I get an error trying to connect my icq account: "the client version you're using is too old, please update on http://pidgin.im". I have pidgin installed on Ubuntu 7.10, the version I have obtained via synaptic is 2.2.1. The pidgin.im site is not really available at the moment and no deb packages are available on the sourceforge dl page.

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spacefight (spacefight) said :

Debug says, the oscar protocol is too old...

(19:43:55) dns: DNS query for 'login.oscar.aol.com' queued
(19:43:55) dns: Created new DNS child 7236, there are now 1 children.
(19:43:55) dns: Successfully sent DNS request to child 7236
(19:43:55) dns: Got response for 'login.oscar.aol.com'
(19:43:55) dnsquery: IP resolved for login.oscar.aol.com
(19:43:55) proxy: Attempting connection to
(19:43:55) proxy: Connecting to login.oscar.aol.com:5190 with no proxy
(19:43:55) proxy: Connection in progress
(19:43:55) proxy: Connected to login.oscar.aol.com:5190.
(19:43:55) oscar: connected to FLAP server of type 0x0017
(19:43:55) oscar: Screen name sent, waiting for response
(19:43:56) oscar: inside auth_resp (Screen name: <removed>)
(19:43:56) oscar: Login Error Code 0x001c
(19:43:56) oscar: Error URL: http://ftp.icq.com/pub/ICQ6/Install_ICQ6U2.exe
(19:43:56) account: Disconnecting account 0x81801e0
(19:43:56) connection: Disconnecting connection 0x8608640
(19:43:56) oscar: Destroying oscar connection of type 0x0017. Disconnect reason is 0
(19:43:56) oscar: Disconnected. Code is 0x0000 and msg is
(19:43:56) oscar: Signed off.

Please obtain new upstream package and deploy... thanks guys.

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Afro (amilan-inlogic) said :

Same problem Ubuntu 8.04, pidgin 2.4.1.
2 hours ago, my pidgin after re-login doesn't work.

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Andrew V. Belousoff (andrew-belousoff) said :

Ubuntu 8.04, pidgin 2.4.1

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spacefight (spacefight) said :

There is a bug opened in bugs.launchpad.net which covers this question. Will close it therefore.