[Pidgin] #4699: Unable to authenticate using long password

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Mon Jan 21 12:04:49 EST 2008

#4699: Unable to authenticate using long password
Reporter:  highness  |       Owner:  khc                   
    Type:  defect    |      Status:  new                   
Priority:  minor     |   Component:  MSN                   
 Version:  2.3.1     |    Keywords:  Unable to authenticate
 Pending:  0         |  

 I was trying to login to MSN but gets a "Unable to authenticate" error. It
 all works well with AMSN though, so this seems to be a Pidgin related bug.

 I have recently changed my password. It contains of 19 characters,
 capitalized and lower-case letters, along with special characters and

 I did see other topics [http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4066] about
 similar problems, but the ticket say it's fixed and the patch to be
 already applied to the source.

 Yet I seem to have a problem with the authentication. It refuses to login
 using my new password.

 GDB gave me nothing special on the output either.

 GNU gdb 6.6-debian
 Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
 GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you
 welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain
 Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
 There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for
 This GDB was configured as "i486-linux-gnu"...
 Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libthread_db.so.1".
 (gdb) handle SIG33 pass nostop noprint
 Signal        Stop      Print   Pass to program Description
 SIG33         No        No      Yes             Real-time event 33
 (gdb) set pagination 0
 (gdb) run
 Starting program: /usr/local/bin/pidgin
 [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
 [New Thread -1224001856 (LWP 27744)]

 Program exited normally.
 (gdb) backtrace full
 No stack.
 (gdb) info registers
 The program has no registers now.
 (gdb) thread apply all backtrace
 (gdb) quit

 Is there a permanent fix in the works already, or perhaps a patch that I
 can apply for it to work with Pidgin 2.3.1?

 Thanks in advance!


Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4699>
Pidgin <http://pidgin.im>

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