Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#15296 new defect

unable to add buddy 1

Reported by: anon Owned by: EionRobb
Milestone: Component: unclassified
Version: 2.10.6 Keywords:


I keep getting error messages popup at random saying "Unable to Add Unable to add the buddy 1 for unknown reason."

The only post I was about to find on this says that if my buddy list is full I will get this error, however my buddy list has maybe 10 people on it. Also I am not trying to add anyone, yet I get the error. I get two errors saying this each time.

The only thing I can think of is someone is adding me to their list and trying to force pidgin to add them to my IM.

This does not say which account buddy 1 is trying to be added to. If I had to guess it would be ICQ but I have nothing to back that up with.

Change History (3)

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by dustin

I had the same error message appear yesterday on several ICQ accounts, every time I log in. Also, it wasn't possible to change per-user privacy modes (invisible, block), although doing this didn't result in an error message.

In the debug.log, all "special entries" (those with gid=0x0000, except for gid=bid=0x0000) were gone from the buddy list, so it makes sense that nothing could be stored in these, either.

(Buddy "1" is not a real account, it's just the name of the Buddy Icon number 1, and normally this entry will be either added or modified in the buddy list every time you log in. This is what doesn't/didn't work.)

Today, everything seems to be back to normal (at least here).

Excerpt from debug.log (from today, entries that were missing yesterday are marked with '->'):

(12:33:17) oscar: Reading items from tlvlist for account xxxxxxxxx:
	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x0000, list_type=0x0001 [Group], name=(null).
->	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x0001, list_type=0x0004 [PDInfo], name=(null).
->	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x0002, list_type=0x0005 [PresencePrefs], name=(null).
->	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x0003, list_type=0x0020 [ICQ-MDir], name=ICQ-MDIR.
->	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x0004, list_type=0x0014 [Buddy Icon], name=1.
->	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x0005, list_type=0x001d [Vanity Info], name=(null).
->	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x0007, list_type=0x0003 [Deny/Invisible], name=aaaaaaaaa.
->	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x0008, list_type=0x0019 [Non-Buddy], name=bbbbbbbbb.
->	 gid=0x0000, bid=0x000b, list_type=0x0019 [Non-Buddy], name=ccccccccc.
	 gid=0x0001, bid=0x0000, list_type=0x0001 [Group], name=self.
	 gid=0x0002, bid=0x0000, list_type=0x0001 [Group], name=Buddys.
	 gid=0x0002, bid=0x0001, list_type=0x0000 [Buddy], name=ddddddddd.
(12:33:17) oscar: ssi: syncing local list and server list
(12:33:17) oscar: ssi: activating server-stored buddy list
(12:33:17) oscar: Modifying item  gid=0x0000, bid=0x0004, list_type=0x0014 [Buddy Icon], name=1.
[no more error message about added/modified Buddy Icon as before]

So this seems to be a temporary problem. (The regular "unable to add buddy" bugs (#9034) have not been affected.)

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by rekkanoryo

  • Owner changed from rekkanoryo to EionRobb
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