Authenticating to Yahoo on PowerQUICC II

Ethan Blanton elb at
Fri Oct 31 22:33:21 EDT 2008

Nicholas Guarracino spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I'm trying to port libpurple to an embedded device running a
> PowerQUICC II processor. I've gotten everything built and running, but
> I am unable to log in to Yahoo. It tells me I have used the wrong
> password. I'm guessing the issue is in yahoo_process_auth_new(), but
> that function is a little crazy so I haven't dived in too far yet. Is
> it possibly an endian issue or something similar since the pq2 is big
> endian? I am able to connect to AIM and other services, just not
> Yahoo.

It is possible that it is a data type problem, yes, but Pidgin auth
works correctly on both big-endian and little-endian systems under at
least some circumstances.  (For example, it works on PowerPC Macs and
on SPARC stations.)


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