Pidgin 2.3: TSL/SSL

Stu Tomlinson stu at
Tue Nov 27 22:18:25 EST 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 01:11 -0200, João Olavo Baião de Vasconcelos
> In my ubuntu 7.10, I purged pidgin, installed version 2.3 from source
> and tried to run it, but the following error raised:
> pidgin: symbol lookup error: pidgin: undefined symbol:
> purple_account_get_current_error 

You should have also removed the libpurple provided by ubuntu, it is
conflicting with the one you installed from source along with piding.

> Looking for this message on google, I read that installing pidgin from
> this [ deb gutsy main ] repository
> would fix it.
> I did it, pidgin opened, but two error messages are appearing. As it's
> in Portuguese, I don't know the exactly translation, but it's
> something like "server requires TLS/SSL for connecting. None TLS/SSL
> support founded" for Gmail connection and a similar message for MSN
> connection. 

You should not use random packages from the Internet. It was built
without SSL support, and can only be fixed by them building it



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