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Can anyone suggest an IM client from the ports on OpenBSD? Pidgin is too out of date to use and core dumps when built manually. Have tried amsn but that has connection problems the same as pidgin does.

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Why is pidgin "too out of date"? I use that on my systems and it works perfectly with Yahoo/MSN & XMPP.

I don't know why it "core dumps" when you build it manually, perhaps an inconsistent environment.. or RAM problems, but it builds fine here.

The only problem I have with pidgin is the chat log viewer, if you search for anything it does produce a core dump.

Pidgin is pretty much your only option, unless you use the KDE kopete client, x11/kde4/network
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# $OpenBSD: Makefile,v 1.16 2007/12/15 21:13:00 ajacoutot Exp $

SHARED_ONLY= Yes

COMMENT= multi-protocol instant messaging client

DISTNAME= pidgin-2.3.1
Latest pidgin is latest is 2.5.0 which oddly enough is what openports.se lists as the version of pidgin available.......... I'm assuming though that they are following the -current branch of the ports tree. Not sure though.

I've had issues before with old versions of Pidgin and Gaim not connecting to the MSN network due to changes in the way things were operating - but an upgrade to the latest version always fixed it. At least it does on FreeBSD.
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There is nothing wrong with 2.3.1, I'm using that right now.. and I'm connected to both MSN and Yahoo, and have been since at least Thursday.

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bsdfan  7391  0.7  10.8  13440  28232  ??  S   Thu11PM   20:30.74  pidgin
I understand your desire to keep all your packages up-to-date, but it's unnecessary.. using -CURRENT packages on 4.3 is not supported.

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There is nothing wrong with 2.3.1, I'm using that right now.. and I'm connected to both MSN and Yahoo, and have been since at least Thursday.

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bsdfan  7391  0.7  10.8  13440  28232  ??  S   Thu11PM   20:30.74  pidgin
I understand your desire to keep all your packages up-to-date, but it's unnecessary.. using -CURRENT packages on 4.3 is not supported.
Strange, no idea what's the matter with it all. Thanks BSDfan666, I'll give it a go again.
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I'm assuming though that they are following the -current branch of the ports tree. Not sure though.
Correct. OpenPorts is meant to be tool for the developers; as such, it will follow -current. Likewise, if you look at the bottom of the page:

http://openports.se/net/pidgin

There, you will find the various commit dates. Given that 2.5.0 was commited 21 August, this did not make it into OpenBSD 4.4 which can be confirmed through the CVS Web interface:

http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvswe...idgin/Makefile
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I think my problem here was realted to the issue I posted in this thread. I believe that in the time its taking for DNS requests to timeout so too is the connection attemtps to MSN. I just got the Internet back in my home and finally got around to setting up IPv6 again along with my IPv6 tunnel through SiXXS and now Pidgin connects fine where as it wouldn't work for love nor money before.
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