Fedora Core Pidgin missing SSL

Ren Fur renfur at hotmail.com
Tue May 29 23:48:34 EDT 2007

> > I used to be able to log onto Google Talk with gaim-1.5.0-15.fc5.i386, 
> > using gaim-2.0.0-0.beta6.fc5.i386 and now pidgin.repo, when I try to log
> > onto Google Talk I get:
> >
> > "Server does not use any supported authentication method"
>You are probably missing the necessary Cyrus SASL mechanism plugins. I
>have added cyrus-sasl-plain & cyrus-sasl-md5 to the RPM Requires for the
>next release.
>If you install the above RPMs Pidgin should start working for you.

Thanks for the replies. I had installed the cyrus-sasl-{plain,md5} rpm's 
when I had this problem with Gaim, but I guess the rpm's were incompatible 
with Pidgin installed from a repo. I did

$ yum remove cyrus-sasl-plain cyrus-sasl-md5 libpurple pidgin finch
$ yum install cyrus-sasl-plain cyrus-sasl-md5 libpurple pidgin finch

and now Google Talk works.

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