Yahoo connection over SOCKS

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Fri Aug 29 12:18:06 EDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 3:50 AM, Valentin Manea
<valentin.manea at> wrote:
> Anyways, I was looking in the debug window of newer version and the
> reason I cannot connect is that Pidgin has to download an XML from a
> Yahoo server with the contact list over HTTP and if it fails then the
> whole connection fails.

It sounds like this is the Address book stuff.

>Is there any configuration option that allows
> me to bypass this or do I have to recompile the whole thing?

There is no preference for this (but failure to download it probably
shouldn't be fatal).

You probably can patch the yahoo prpl not to load it without any serious issues.

A patch to make it not cause the rest of the connection to fail would
be welcome.


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