Pidgen gnutls: Handshake failed. Error A TLS fatal alert has been received.

Carlo Ciuffoli carlo.ciuffoli at
Wed Sep 1 13:09:52 EDT 2010

Thank you both for your response. I have reinstall it, but the issue 
persist.  I would appreciate any more suggestion you may have.

Thanks again,


[cciuffol at cciuffol-lnx ~]$ export 

(10:08:06) *account:* Connecting to account 
carlo.ciuffoli at
(10:08:06) *connection:* Connecting. gc = 0x8a35af0
(10:08:06) *dns:* DNS query for '' queued
(10:08:06) *Session Management:* Received first save_yourself
(10:08:06) *dns:* Created new DNS child 6938, there are now 1 children.
(10:08:06) *dns:* Successfully sent DNS request to child 6938
(10:08:06) *Session Management:* Received save_complete
(10:08:06) *dns:* Got response for ''
(10:08:06) *dnsquery:* IP resolved for
(10:08:06) *proxy:* Attempting connection to
(10:08:06) *proxy:* Connecting to with no proxy
(10:08:06) *proxy:* Connection in progress
(10:08:06) *proxy:* Connecting to
(10:08:06) *proxy:* Connected to
(10:08:06) *gnutls:* Starting handshake with
(10:08:07) *gnutls:* Handshake failed. Error A TLS fatal alert has been 
(10:08:07) *connection:* Connection error on 0x8a35af0 (reason: 5 
description: SSL Handshake Failed)
(10:08:07) *account:* Disconnecting account 
carlo.ciuffoli at (0x8623300)
(10:08:07) *connection:* Disconnecting connection 0x8a35af0
*(10:08:07) Gtk: gtk_widget_destroy: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' 
*(10:08:07) *connection:* Destroying connection 0x8a35af0
(10:08:11) *util:* Writing file prefs.xml to directory 
(10:08:11) *util:* Writing file /home/cciuffol/.purple/prefs.xml
(10:08:11) *util:* Writing file accounts.xml to directory 
(10:08:11) *util:* Writing file /home/cciuffol/.purple/accounts.xml

[root at cciuffol-lnx cciuffol]# mv pidgin.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/.
[root at cciuffol-lnx cciuffol]# yum install pidgin
Loaded plugins: security
pidgin                                                   | 1.2 kB     00:00
pidgin/primary                                           |  34 kB     00:00
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package pidgin.i386 0:2.7.3-0.el5 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: libpurple = 2.7.3 for package: pidgin
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libpurple.i386 0:2.7.3-0.el5 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package            Arch          Version                 
Repository       Size
 pidgin             i386          2.7.3-0.el5             
pidgin          1.5 M
Updating for dependencies:
 libpurple          i386          2.7.3-0.el5             
pidgin          8.9 M

Transaction Summary
Install       0 Package(s)
Upgrade       2 Package(s)

Total download size: 10 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): pidgin-2.7.3-0.el5.i386.rpm                       | 1.5 MB     00:00
(2/2): libpurple-2.7.3-0.el5.i386.rpm                    | 8.9 MB     00:21
Total                                           434 kB/s |  10 MB     00:24
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a9464aa9
pidgin/gpgkey                                            | 1.3 kB     00:00
Importing GPG key 0xA9464AA9 "Stu Tomlinson <stu at>" from
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Updating       : 
libpurple                                                1/4
  Updating       : 
pidgin                                                   2/4
  Cleanup        : 
pidgin                                                   3/4
  Cleanup        : 
libpurple                                                4/4

  pidgin.i386 0:2.7.3-0.el5

Dependency Updated:
  libpurple.i386 0:2.7.3-0.el5

[root at cciuffol-lnx cciuffol]# rpm --import
error: import read failed(-1).
[root at cciuffol-lnx cciuffol]#
[root at cciuffol-lnx cciuffol]# up2date -u pidgin

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: el5_i386_latest...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: el5_i386_addons...

Fetching rpm headers...

Name                                    Version        Rel

All packages are currently up to date
[root at cciuffol-lnx cciuffol]# 

Kevin Stange wrote:
> On 08/31/2010 09:44 PM, Paul Aurich wrote:
>> On 2010-08-31 18:15, carlo ciuffoli wrote:
>>> Paul,
>>> Thanks for your email. I  did try to download and install Pidgen 2.7.3,
>>> but I had  no success; it has lots of depending packages no included in
>>> our OEL 5.2. By any chance  do you happen to have the full list of these
>>> packages I need to install Pidgen 2.7.3?
>>> Thanks,
>> I've been told that the RHEL/Fedora equivalent of "apt-get build-dep" is
>> "yum-builddep", so try that.  Otherwise, it's generally install the
>> packages needed for each step of the thing, or passing --disable-blah to
>> ./configure.
> The yum-builddep utility will likely be in the package yum-utils.
> Kevin


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