Package Details: meanwhile 1.0.2-9

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Package Base: meanwhile
Description: Meanwhile libraries
Upstream URL: None
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: meanwhile-svn
Submitter: None
Maintainer: rstrox
Last Packager: rstrox
Votes: 19
Popularity: 0.000018
First Submitted: 2005-12-15 03:37
Last Updated: 2015-10-06 18:49

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zephyrz4 commented on 2015-10-06 19:20

Works fine. Thanks!

rstrox commented on 2015-10-06 18:52

Cool, thanks -- I updated the package with that minor version. Since the comparison uses '... >= MINOR ...' in the patch, I think nothing should break. Can you test it out and let me know if it works for you?

zephyrz4 commented on 2015-10-06 17:52

Sorry for lack of information:

I found the value after running Pidgin in debug "pidgin -d" and found the following output:

(13:50:55) sametime: client id: 0x1002
(13:50:55) sametime: client major: 0x001e
(13:50:55) sametime: client minor: 0x196f

I hope this helps

rstrox commented on 2015-10-06 16:36

Where did that value come from? I don't see it on a quick Google search. Additionally, I'll be unable to test this package fully since we no longer use Sametime.

zephyrz4 commented on 2015-10-06 16:21

Hi, I encountered an issue with the groupchat crash issue via pidgin.

I have fixed it by editing fix_groupchat.patch to use


rstrox commented on 2014-08-12 19:45

Nifty, pkgrel updated with that. Everything still works too, yay!

Edit: I saw some inconsistent behavior after a couple restarts of pidgin with the below CFLAGS, so I just hardcoded in a subset of the defaults (removed -O, -fstack-protector-strong, and -march=x86_64) until gcc 4.9.x is more reliable.

rstrox commented on 2014-08-12 15:16

Nifty, pkgrel updated with that. Everything still works too, yay!

themoken commented on 2014-08-12 15:06

Ah, right. So I thought it was the GCC version (Debian's is built with 4.7 and works which is why I tried) but I guess it was just that flag. Good call.

You probably want to modify just that flag of CFLAGS instead of overriding the whole thing though. The gcc-47 PKGBUILD has something like this:

export CFLAGS

to override just that part of CFLAGS. Maybe you could do the same?

rstrox commented on 2014-08-11 21:28

PKGBUILD modified to use -fstack-protector instead of the default -fstack-protector-strong. Everything looks good here, using freshly installed pidgin-mini (with modified PKGBUILD to include meanwhile/sametime prpl) and meanwhile packages.

Thanks for the heads up!

rstrox commented on 2014-08-11 20:53

Alright, I'll take a look at getting this package to compile (and function) with 4.9, but given Linus' comments, gcc itself might indeed be broken.

themoken commented on 2014-08-11 18:15

On second thought, I think I'll wait to see if Linus' complaints about 4.9.0/1 will mean that 4.9.2 will fix this...

themoken commented on 2014-08-11 18:03

Just a PSA: I found out that it appears that GCC 4.8 or 4.9 broke this package with pidgin. It will still build, but I was unable to log in to any of our Sametime servers (it always said verification down).

I compiled this package (but not pidgin or libpurple) with the gcc-47 package from the AUR, and it works again.

You can do the same thing by installing gcc-47, modifying /etc/makepkg.conf to temporarily change "-fstack-protector-strong" to "-fstack-protector" in your CFLAGS, and then building this with "CC=gcc-4.7 yaourt -S meanwhile" or whatever AUR helper you use.

There's probably a slicker way to change the CFLAGS without modifying makepkg.conf but I was in search of a sure-fire method =P

I'll take a look at the source to see if I can fix it for real with a patch.

rstrox commented on 2013-10-04 14:29

Package adopted and updated, thanks!

skrobul commented on 2013-10-03 08:23

Hi rstrox,

I don't use arch anymore so I cannot really go ahead with this. I have just orphaned this package so please feel free to grab it and incorporate fixes yourself.


rstrox commented on 2013-10-02 19:08

Would it be possible to incorporate a fix for Sametime ~8.5, where Pidgin crashes upon accepting a group chat invite? I created an updated PKGBUILD and patch at [1], the bug can be found at [2], and the patch was taken from [3].


skrobul commented on 2012-08-07 10:59


viniavila commented on 2012-05-07 12:11

Please, update this PKGBUILD with fix_glib patch.

kurych commented on 2012-04-29 07:02

Thanks, themoken! It's did very helpful for me.

Anonymous comment on 2012-04-05 01:44

Hey I just tried to build with glib from [testing] and meanwhile's includes are now broken because they explicitly include headers other than <glib.h>.

I got it to compile by patching it to only include <glib.h> instead of the various other includes.

I also tarred up a modified PKGBUILD for anyone that wants to build it easily before the new glib drops.

viniavila commented on 2011-10-18 13:39

if you want use meanwhile in Pidgin and/or Empathy, use my updated package libpurple-meanwhile!
To active support to Empathy, install telepathy-haze and telepathy-salut

Alibloke commented on 2010-12-28 12:52

For those that use the meanwhile libraries with pidgin, try out libpurple-meanwhile. An AUR package that you can automatically upgrade with yaourt, without the need to manually compile pidgin from abs all the time.

Alibloke commented on 2010-12-07 21:18

updated thanks

Anonymous comment on 2010-12-06 02:59

I found some issues with your tarball. Most folks just keep everything in $pkgname/, instead of nesting stuff. Use "makepkg --source" instead of whatever tar command you were using. Please fix this.

Alibloke commented on 2010-10-26 16:28

Release 2 includes patches to fix the broken user status:

Alibloke commented on 2010-10-14 12:25

abhaysahai: can we expect an update to this package?