libpurple googletalk connection and buddy add issues with msn

Duncan Berriman duncan at
Thu Dec 16 13:41:51 EST 2010

Sorted it now. It was the way I was handling the PurpleConnectionError in the signals. It was actually 3 of them that were failing. I had tried commenting out each one in turn, it was only when I disabled all the signals and then worked through them I realised the issue.

Sorry for troubling the list. I seem to have solved my issues, I guess another cup of coffee is needed!

So only outstanding problem is msn not adding buddies etc but I think that may be an msn network issue as the code is identical and works on gtalk (which is why I added it to check it wan't my code).

Apologies for my lack of understanding. I seem to be getting there now and thanks for the help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Atallah [mailto:daniel.atallah at] 
Sent: 16 December 2010 18:30
To: Duncan Berriman
Cc: devel at
Subject: Re: libpurple googletalk connection and buddy add issues with msn

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 13:22, Duncan Berriman <duncan at> wrote:
> Just an update to save everyone time.
> Add buddy is working on google but for some reason the new msn account 
> doesn’t want to play. In fact I’m not sure if its not just an msn 
> issue full stop as I’ve added a buddy via msn messenger and not a lot seemed to happen.
> I finally worked out google talk is prpl-jabber, I had tried it but 
> what threw me was I kept getting a sig fault and indeed I still do 
> whenever I use the incorrect password for msn or google. See below. 
> Can’t really work out what is causing this.

Without a backtrace, it is going to be really difficult to say why you may be crashing.


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