Empathy (MSN) unable to connect

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at freebsd.org
Wed Nov 10 00:05:40 UTC 2010


On 11/9/10 4:41 PM, Harald Servat wrote:
> 2010/11/9 Harald Servat <redcrash at gmail.com>
> 
>>
>>
>> 2010/11/9 Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at freebsd.org>
>>
>> On 11/8/10 8:12 AM, Harald Servat wrote:
>>>> 2010/11/8 Denise H. G. <darcsis at gmail.com>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2010/11/08 at 19:47, Harald Servat <redcrash at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>   I find that empathy (latest version available in packages) is not
>>> able
>>>>> to
>>>>>> connect to the MSN network. It reports "Unable to connect". Another
>>> user
>>>>> and
>>>>>> myself have opened a thread about the topic in the freebsd forums but
>>> I
>>>>>> don't know if you take a look at it, this is the reason of this emai.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>   Have you find the same issues in empathy? Do you have any idea on
>>> how
>>>>> to
>>>>>> fix them?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thank you very much.
>>>>>> ................
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>>  Same problem here. I've googled the problem and found it perhaps is
>>>>>  not FreeBSD specific. Many empathy users on Linux platforms have
>>>>>  reported similar problems. And my solution is to use net-im/emesene
>>>>>  for MSN messaging ... though it may not be a perfect one...
>>>>>
>>>>>  It seems this has something to do Empathy dealing with MSN protocol.
>>>>>  It uses a Python library to do the job (the same one Pidgin uses for
>>>>>  MSN) but unfortunately the library does not agree with empathy in one
>>>>>  way or another...
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> If you have watched a TV series only once, and you watch
>>>>> it again, it will be a rerun of the same episode.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> You're right, there are other platforms that show the same problem. I
>>> tried
>>>> the solutions they report, but none worked on my installation, that's
>>> what
>>>> make me think that this could be freebsd specific.
>>>
>>> Can you try with papyon 0.5.2 (recently updated).  This fixed a rather
>>> nasty bug.  I'm getting much further along in MSN connection now.
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
>>>>
>>>> It looks like we'll have to wait for the next release of empathy.
>>> Meanwhile,
>>>> I'll take a look at emesene.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you!
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Joe Marcus Clarke
>>> FreeBSD GNOME Team      ::      gnome at FreeBSD.org
>>> FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
>>> http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome
>>>
>>
>>
>> Ok, I'll give a try when I'm in my FreeBSD box.
>>
>> Thank you!
>>
>> --
>> _________________________________________________________________
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>>
>>
> Joe,
> 
>   I'm seeing the same behavior even using papyon 0.5.2 (I've just upgraded
> this port).

Make sure all telepathy processes have been killed.  Then, from empathy,
to go Help > Debug, and look at the MSN messages.  What errors do you get?

Joe

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