Pidgin: Unable to Connect to Yahoothis (http://www.celticwolf.com/useful-information/faqs/26-pidgin-yahoo).
Then I wanted to install a latest version of pidgin on my Ubuntu 9.04. I tried the "how to" given in the official pidgin site (http://www.pidgin.im/download/ubuntu/), but it was unsuccessful. Then I came across these debs (http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/Pidgin-Download-6.html) which solved the issue.
Just a quick how-to:
1. Download the i386 (or amd 64) debs
2. Download the two DEB ALL debs
3. Use dpkg -i to install the debs. Start with libpurple-bin_2.6.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb.
Then libpurple0_2.6.3-1~getdeb1_i386.deb (or amd 64 one).
Now move ahead with pidgin-data_2.6.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb.
Next pidgin_2.6.3-1~getdeb1_i386.deb (or amd 64 one)
That's it! no more troubles with Yahoo ;)