Fedora 15 problem with Empathy and you are unable to connect to msn ?

LAST UPDATE #2: An update as been pushed in the Fedora Testing repo and correct this problem. If you want to install this update you just have to use the enablerepo feature just like that:

#yum install papyon --enablerepo=updates-testing

The repository is enabled only for this update!

UPDATE #1: This has worked for me yesterday, but it’s not working anymore.. I haven’t been able to fix the issue… Please report your test and problems in the bug report at: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750884

Papyon : Can't login in Windows live : accountab.py:202:_HandleABFindAllResponse:AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'find'

If you get this erorr reported by ABRT on Fedora 15 and you are unable to connect to msn with empathy, here’s a workaround.

Here’s the bug report if you want to share your problem regarding this issue:


The workaround consist of a upstram patch that has been released. It will probably work it’s way to fedora soon but for now you need to do some work by hand.

Here you can get the code to update: http://cgit.collabora.com/git/user/maiku/papyon.git/commit/?h=bug-42689&id=011201e47004538e732f247bfeb21634c6e1d97f

As you can see you have to edit three files. The path I will give you is the exact path under Fedora 15 but can change with other distrib. The line with “-” need to be commented with a “#” at the beginning of the line, and the line with a + need to be added..

1 – /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/papyon/service/description/SingleSignOn/RequestMultipleSecurityTokens.py

- CONTACTS = ("contacts.msn.com", "MBI")
+ CONTACTS = ("local-bay.contacts.msn.com", "MBI")
2 – /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/papyon/service/description/AB/__init__.py
-url = "http://contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx"
+url = "http://local-bay.contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx"
3 – /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/papyon/service/description/Sharing/__init__.py
-url = "http://contacts.msn.com/abservice/SharingService.asmx"
+url = "http://local-bay.contacts.msn.com/abservice/SharingService.asmx"

That’s it!

  1. Hey,

    I tried this fix (in my custom client) and didn’t work.

    However, I found a fix and explained here:


    • Great, thanks for sharing! do you know how to apply this to empathy ?

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