Need help getting started with libpurple

Eion Robb eion at
Mon May 1 17:42:43 EDT 2017

Hi Alfred,

Are you able to link us to your source code to see what's going on?  Also,
are you able to get a full libpurple debug log out of your client?  It
should tell you what's happening under the hood.


On 2 May 2017 at 03:01, <Alfred.D'Souza at> wrote:

> I'm new to libpurple and am trying to programmatically send an AOL IM
> message, I don't need the ability to receive messages.
> I compiled pidgin2.12.0 and am running libpurple/example/nulclient, but it
> fails to get any protocols.
> I'm guessing that some configuration is missing, maybe in prefs.h? I have
> not been able to find the format for prefs.h or a sample file.
> Seems like status.xml, accounts.xml, blist.xml are also missing. Are
> sample files available for these?
> Here is the output of nullclient
> sdkvpgin01 example $ nullclient
> libpurple initialized.
> Select the protocol [0--1]: 0
> Failed to gets protocol.Aborted
> sdkvpgin01 example $ nullclient
> libpurple initialized.
> Select the protocol [0--1]: 1
> Failed to gets protocol.Aborted
> Can somebody give me a pointer on how I can make progress?
> Thanks
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