QQ account disabled because of protocol error in Pidgin and Empathy

Bug #384105 reported by jbpinson on 2009-06-05
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Empathy
Unknown
Medium
Pidgin
Confirmed
Unknown
pidgin (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin, empathy, telepathy-haze, libpurple

It has been over 16 months QQ chat protocol is unusable in linux.

Pidgin (libpurple) and Empathy (telepathy-haze) with default settings prevent logging into QQ servers because of protocol incompatibility.

Modifying the server version with QQ2008 enables the user to log in only for a very short time (a few hours).
As the original reporter stated back in June 2009 and I presonally confirm today October 2010 (Ubuntu Maverick 10.10, default install) Trencent (the QQ provide) disables all user accounts permanently once they are found using an unofficial version of the client.

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The official version of the client linuxqq (available from the official website of QQ) is dated January 2009 and on current versions of Ubuntu crashes after the second sentence typed in and sent to the other party.

eva package, another alternative for QQ, is dated back to 2006.

Windows QQ does not correctly run under wine.

Currently there is no valid alternative to anyone willing to chat using QQ protocol.

jbpinson (jbpinson) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Do you get the same with Lucid or Maverick? Thanks in advance.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
aldebx (aldebx) wrote :

I confirm this issue.

Other bug reports #134804 confirm this too and despite being suggested by bugs 533596 and 397257 and others to just replace the server version to qq2008 this actually leads to having the account being disabled very soon by QQ servers.
Another strategy has to be chosen.

linuxqq, the official QQ client for linux suffers from very frequent crashes, lets say every two replies.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - My QQ number was disabled because of a pidgin error
+ QQ account disabled because of protocol error in Pidgin and Empathy
aldebx (aldebx) on 2010-10-11
description: updated

Hello Mr. Villavicencio,

Thank you for your email. The problem still exists in Pidgin.

I have created 2 QQ accounts. I use one to test Pidgin so that I won't
loose my main account if something goes wrong.

Most recently, I was using Lucid 32-bit. Pidgin disabled my QQ
immediately after trying to sign on. I signed into Web QQ and
immediately re-enabled my account. Then, I signed onto Gnome Empathy
without any problems.

In any case, Gnome empathy works well for QQ, but Pidgin does not. I
don't know why.

As of today, I am using Maverick. Let me try pidgin for QQ now and see
what I get.

Yeah, same thing in Maverick.

I will be at my computer for the next few hours if you need more
information, I can respond quite quickly during that time.

Again, thank you for your email and I hope that information helps.

Sincerely,

Ben Pinson

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:11, Pedro Villavicencio <email address hidden> wrote:
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better.You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been
> any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue
> for you? Do you get the same with Lucid or Maverick? Thanks in advance.
>
> ** Changed in: pidgin (Ubuntu)
>       Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> My QQ number was disabled because of a pidgin error
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/384105
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “pidgin” package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: pidgin
>
> I don't know what caused this, but this has been happening for a while. I thought the problem with QQ was fixed because QQ worked on Pidgin earlier today, but then I signed back on this evening and I got a message that my QQ had been disabled. QQ used to work all the time from Pidgin. This is really disappointing that it doesn't work anymore.
>
> The problem only started it seems with pidgin 2.5.5. Since then I've lost several QQ numbers to pidgin.
>
> I've just given up on Pidgin QQ. I'm going to use QQ for linux to talk to my Chinese friends from now on.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
> Package: pidgin 1:2.5.6-1~getdeb1
> ProcEnviron:
>  PATH=(custom, no user)
>  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>  SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: pidgin
> Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686
> UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package
>
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Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
garnettxd (garnettxd) wrote :

ubuntu 10.04
pidgin 2.7.3 upgraded to 2.7.5, qq buddy list became disoriented, friends shown with red circle and slash in the middle which was suppose to identify unauthorized. Wrong buddy accounts added into the list.

retreated to 2.7.3 and everything gets normal

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test a current, supported, Ubuntu version. Thanks in advance

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
status: New → Incomplete
liu (liuzhongjun) wrote :

bye bye QQ then! It'll really be great to have this plugin. It's prouved to be the best linux altenative for QQ on windows.
There is a Web QQ, but it's horribly slow that you can't do anything with it.

It seems that there is a new project for supporting qq in pidgin. Have a look here:
http://code.google.com/p/libqq-pidgin/

James M. Leddy (jm-leddy) wrote :

Pidgin seems to have disabled qq as an official plugin. We can either ship the unofficial plugin mentioned in comment #9 or wait for upstream to re-integrate libqq as an official plugin. As far as I know there is no upstream bug for the latter.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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