Incoming messages don't appear in Pidgin

Bug #760574 reported by Andy on 2011-04-14
This bug affects 12 people
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pidgin-skype (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin-skype

Since some days I just can send messages through Pidgin but not receive any anymore.

Incoming messages just appear in Skype as unread, but don't end up in Pidgin's message window.

Markus Klinga (laite) wrote :

I confirm that. I can send chat messages from pidgin to skype, but can't receive any.

Andy (theonlyandy) wrote :

Actually the bug is already fixed upstream!

If you download and install the plugin directly from the author's website (skype4pidgin), it works again, but got other problems.

n3ko (n3ko74) wrote :

I can confirm the fix.
Copy the .so files from skype4pidgin.deb (#deb/CONTENTS/usr/lib/purple-2) to /usr/lib/purple-2 and the plugin starts working again.

Gargamel64 (gargamel64) wrote :

Yes, this bug is annoying.
The solution is just as n3ko said, and the .so file (and instructions) can be found here:

it can work with the "pidgin-skype" package, without installing skype4pidgin.deb.
Just move the .so file to pidgin's directory.

Changed in pidgin-skype (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
concretez (sperrgut998) wrote :

The website is currently down, so I cannot check the latest version 7 workaround.

Skype on a 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work with the latest version of pidgin-skype from the official repository.

pidgin 2.10.3
pidgin-skype 20110407+svn612+dfsg-1.1

As the other messages are much older, maybe the bug would need to be reopened.

Yfrwlf (yfrwlf) wrote :

Still present in Ubuntu 13.10. Some contact's IMs won't get through to Pidgin while other's will.

schmellis (schmollusk) wrote :

still experience this in ubuntu 13.10 with
pidgin 2.10.7

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