Chat history for Facebook lacks name of friend but shows ids

Bug #805588 reported by Zordid on 2011-07-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
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empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Looking at Empathy's chat history (protocol, don't know the english menu name for it) reveals that instead of the friends' names, their numeric ID is shown - unreadable, unusable - does anybody test features like this? ;-)
See attached screenshot, please!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: empathy 2.34.0-0ubuntu3.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.46-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jul 4 18:50:23 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/empathy
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: empathy
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Zordid (zordid-gmx) wrote :
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

I have tested this under Ubuntu Oneiric with empathy 3.1 and I am able to confirm this problem. by the way, I have sent this issue to upstream tracker so you can track and follow the status of this issue at

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Expired
Zordid (zordid-gmx) wrote :

Hey, don't expire this!!!

It's a bug, please follow and fix!!!

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Zordid, from bugzilla said:

I fixed this right after 3.1.3, so it will be fixed in 3.1.4. I'm closing this
bug, but I don't use facebook so I haven't tested it with that (I have tested
with other protocols though), so please reopen if it still happens with 3.1.4
(when that's released). Thanks!

that's the reason why they closed that report.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in empathy:
status: Expired → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package empathy - 3.1.4-1ubuntu1

empathy (3.1.4-1ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream version
    - Chat history for Facebook lacks name of friend (LP: #805588)
    - Empathy should mirror webcam video stream (LP: #598540)
    - empathy always display scroll bar in conversation window (LP: #419237)
 -- Ken VanDine <email address hidden> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:45:44 -0400

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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