pidgin 2.6.2 problem

Paul Aurich darkrain42 at
Sun Sep 6 23:45:30 EDT 2009

On Sep 6, 2009, at 13:39, Тарас wrote:
> Hello!
> When I upgraded Pidgin from 2.6.0 to 2.6.1 my Pidgin at start show  
> to me
> error message: "Unable to Add
> Unable to add the buddy (null) because the username is invalid.   
> Usernames
> must be a valid email address, or start with a letter and contain only
> letters, numbers and spaces, or contain only numbers." 18-20 times.
> When I use 2.6.0 I haven't such problem.
> Ubuntu Jaunty, kernel 2.6.8-15
> --
> wbr,
>     Taras.

This might be an issue with the evolution integration plugin, fixed in  
2.6.2 (I think it is). has  
details (about its impact on a Yahoo account).

If updating to 2.6.2 doesn't fix it, please install the debug symbols  
and then get a backtrace, doing something along the lines of the  
instructions at, but before running Pidgin,  
do "break purple_account_add_buddy if buddy == 0". When gdb stops, run  
"bt full" and then save that output to a file and either reply to this  
email or file a ticket at with the output.


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