"Not on server list" issue w/ Yahoo Messenger

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Mon Jan 9 11:01:36 EST 2012

On Mon, 9 Jan 2012 09:40:38 -0600
Leanne Watkins <leanneceleste at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello-
> I've been trying to add a buddy who uses Yahoo Messenger. I see her name
> under "offline buddies" with a note "not on server list" and a red icon - a
> circle with slash. I looked through the development tab of other cases and
> see that this is common, but didn't find any cases with a resolution. Has
> one been found now?
> I'm using *Pidgin 2.7.1* (libpurple 2.7.1).

The current version of Pidgin is 2.10.1, so your version is now very
much out of date. I think that at least one of the fixes since 2.7.1 is
to do with the type of problem you are suffering so the first thing to
do is to download and install the updated version.

Note that the new installer allows the selection of dictionaries and
internationalisation support by selecting any languages you require
during the installation, it's also worth selecting the debug symbols
option as this is helpful in the event that you need to report a crash.


Brian Morrison

                "I am not young enough to know everything"
                                                          Oscar Wilde

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