Ubuntu

Aliasing a merged buddy should apply to container or all members, not one random member

Reported by Chris Boyle on 2008-06-21
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: pidgin

If I have several buddies who are the same person, and I merge them, and I then alias that merged buddy, I expect my chosen name to persist, whichever of the individual accounts is online. What actually seems to happen is that clicking "Alias..." on the container just picks one member to store the alias against, and then if that member is offline and others are online, the name of an online member is used instead, giving the impression that the my chosen alias has been lost. I think aliasing a merged buddy needs to either store the alias separately from the members, such that it applies to all of them, or simply apply the alias to all members.

Version: 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jun 21 09:25:34 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

Chris Boyle (cmb) 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? Could you try to reproduce the same with Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04? Thanks in advance.

Changed in pidgin:
status: New → Incomplete
Chris Boyle (cmb) wrote :

Yes, this still happens in 1:2.5.2-0ubuntu1.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

 * Is this reproducible?
 * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?
 * Could you try on jaunty?

 This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Kamus (kamus) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem. Please reopen it if you encounter that this issue is still occurring or even better if you can check in latest Ubuntu Karmic version. To reopen the bug report you can click under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Chris Boyle (cmb) wrote :

Seen on karmic in pidgin 1:2.6.2-1ubuntu7.1

(N.B. Clicking "Alias" on the container only works when the container is collapsed.)

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
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
Chris Boyle (cmb) wrote :

Yes, this still happens in 1:2.6.6-1ubuntu4.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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 Maverick? Thanks in advance.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Chris Boyle (cmb) wrote :

Yes, this still happens in 1:2.7.3-1ubuntu3.2.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for pidgin (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Chris Boyle (cmb) wrote :

Forgot to unset incomplete in comment 11. Retested just now, definitely still happening in 1:2.7.3-1ubuntu3.2.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
Thomas Hotz (thotz) wrote :

I mark this bug as confirmed.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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