openSUSE12.3 +pidgin+pidgin-sipe = Crash

openSUSE12.3 i586. Fresh install.

> rpm -qa | grep -i pidgin

Add new user account in to the Pidgin: Protocol: “Ofice Communcator”, SSL/TLS , NTLM.

I am normally connected to Microsoft Lync.
I receive the list of users (all as was on openSUSE12.2).
And right after this pidgin falls out…

Please, help me.


Any body have this problem ?


Opensuse 12.3

I have the same issue, I believe we’d have to report this via pidgin/sipe development. I had seen this in the past when the Lync
server was not reachable. In my case today, it is DNS resolvable, and reachable.

(13:29:53) sipe: sipe_svc_https_response: code 200
(13:29:53) sipe: get_photo_ab_entry_response: received valid SOAP message from service
(13:29:53) sipe: transport_connect - hostname: port: 443
(13:29:53) sipe: using SSL
(13:29:53) dnsquery: Performing DNS lookup for
(13:29:53) sipe: http_conn_close: closing http connection: User initiated
(13:29:53) sipe: transport_input_common: new buffer length 4096
(13:29:53) sipe:
MESSAGE START <<<<<<<<<< HTTP - 2013-10-07T11:29:53.744056Z
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/photo
Last-Modified: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 08:53:23 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
ETag: “85cf27ae3ac3ce1:0”
Server: Microsoft-IIS/8.0
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:29:59 GMT
Content-Length: 2270

MESSAGE END <<<<<<<<<< HTTP - 2013-10-07T11:29:53.744056Z
(13:29:53) util: Writing file /home/sadams/.purple/icons/bed94c76cc1a3d26438913338d06e77c3f5ff7c5.jpg
(13:29:53) sipe: http_conn_close: closing http connection: User initiated
Pidgin 2.10.7 has segfaulted and attempted to dump a core file.
This is a bug in the software and has happened through
no fault of your own.

If you can reproduce the crash, please notify the developers
by reporting a bug at:

Please make sure to specify what you were doing at the time
and post the backtrace from the core file. If you do not know
how to get the backtrace, please read the instructions at

Manually updated SIPE and libpurple to 1.17.0. Received “failed to authenticate to server”.
(rpm --nodeps -Uvh <RPM file>

Per SIPE release notes, disabled SSO in the pidgin account, it now works.

-rw-r–r-- 1 sadams users 261470 Oct 7 14:24 libpurple-plugin-sipe-1.17.0-1.2.i586.rpm
-rw-r–r-- 1 sadams users 261470 Oct 7 14:24 libpurple-plugin-sipe-1.17.0-1.2.i586.rpm

sadams@lamda:~/Downloads> ls -la pidgin-sipe*
-rw-r–r-- 1 sadams users 38949 Oct 7 14:23 pidgin-sipe-1.17.0-1.2.i586.rpm
sadams@lamda:~/Downloads> rpm -qa | grep pidgin

Need to update the last comment, updated versions still crash, but work on an adjacent Ubuntu PC, same versions.

I recall seeing this when the Lync server wasn’t reachable, and now it seems this has started after a opensuse 12.3 update a few weeks ago.

so it’s not purely SW versions…