[OTR-users] Can't enable logging with 4.0.0

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Thu Sep 6 00:24:55 EDT 2012

Karen Trudeau:
> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Ian Goldberg <ian at cypherpunks.ca> wrote:
>> Indeed, the _intent_ of the change was:
>> * If you're using OTR for the first time, the "Don't log OTR
>>   conversations" defaults to checked.
>> * In any event, when you start an OTR conversation, it will tell you
>>   whether it's logging or not.
>> If that's not what it's doing, it's a bug.
> On a fresh, clean installation of Pidgin 2.10.6 and OTR 4.0.0 that is
> indeed what happens, and the "Don't log OTR conversations" checkbox in
> the OTR plugin configuration works appropriately.

Ok - that is good to hear.

> On my system (which had previously had OTR 3.2.1 installed, and that
> checkbox unchecked), the checkbox works as I described it
> earlier--resetting itself to checked always, with the OTR plugin
> ignoring the value of the checkbox.

That almost sounds like a pidgin bug rather than an OTR bug.

> I was able to get it to work: I first disabled the OTR plugin, then
> restarted Pidgin, then enabled the OTR plugin.  Now the checkbox works
> as expected, and as in a fresh installation.  So this seems to be
> something to do with upgraded installations only, not new ones.

That sounds like a work around until we find the root cause.

All the best,

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