XMPP Rejecting PLAIN, "No worthy mechs found" Red Hat 5.5

Alan De Smet adesmet at cs.wisc.edu
Thu Sep 9 14:38:20 EDT 2010

Thank you for all of the help!  This proved the key clue:

Paul Aurich <darkrain42 at pidgin.im> wrote:
> Are you sure you don't have an architecture mismatch between the pidgin
> rpm and the cyrus-sasl-plain package you have installed?
> I'm by no means a RPM expert, but this does look like the sasl plugin is
> missing.  Hopefully someone who's knowledgable about yum, rpm, and
> RedHat's multiarch will jump in here. :)

I checked which libraries were being loaded with strace and
discovered an unexpected directory being checked.  Some unusual
software I need to use really wants to pollute my environment
with a custom LD_LIBRARY_PATH, LIBPATH, and SASL_PATH.  Removing
them fixed the problem right up.

Thank you again!

Alan De Smet                              Condor Project Research
adesmet at cs.wisc.edu                http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/

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