IRC Plugin unable to load

Bug #1128273 reported by Gary Allpike on 2013-02-17
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

(01:58:27) plugins: /usr/lib/purple-2/ is not loadable: undefined symbol: sasl_client_step

IRC plugin is unable to load due to error above.

Seems to be related to this:

Gary Allpike (garyallpike) wrote :

Sorry - forgot package version.

Version: 1:2.10.7-0ubuntu1

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

There appears to be a fix documented upstream:
"When building with SASL support, the IRC plugin needs to link against libsasl2, otherwise it will fail to load with the following error:
(03:20:54) plugins: probing /usr/lib/purple-2/
(03:20:54) plugins: /usr/lib/purple-2/ is not loadable: undefined symbol: sasl_client_step
This is a new issue in Pidgin 2.10.7 since it's the first release that adds SASL support for IRC (​"

Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

Attaching the patch from the upstream bug.

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tags: added: patch
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

@Robbie: seems you didn't attach the patch (xml file? ;)), but thanks for the pointer to the upstream bug, stole the good patch, and confirmed, it fixes it on raring :)

Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

@Didier: Whoops...I blame Chrome Browser, cause it's easier than saying I messed up ;-). I've verified the fix as well, Thanks!!

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package pidgin - 1:2.10.7-0ubuntu2

pidgin (1:2.10.7-0ubuntu2) raring; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/git_pidgin-fix-irc.patch:
    - upstream patch for being able to use IRC with pidgin for those kind
      of users… (LP: #1128273)
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:31:08 +0000

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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