#1133 closed defect (alreadydoingthat)

Twitter fires up errors 426 and 429

Reported by: asbrasbra@… Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 3.2.1
Keywords: twitter Cc:
IRC client+version: hexchat 2.9.6 Operating System: Linux
OS version/distro: xubuntu 13.10 saucy


Using bitlbee 3.2-1.1 on xubuntu saucy. At first twitter downloaded the old twits to me and the friends list, then logouted with error 426. Changed the api url to the https one and requested oauth on suggestion by bitlbee itself. Now does the same but dies with error 429 (Rate limit exceeded). How do I overcome this problem of having loadsa people following? Is there even a way?


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comment:1 Changed at 2014-02-23T20:35:02Z by dx

Resolution: alreadydoingthat
Status: newclosed

The main page says bitlbee 3.2.1 fixes twitter issues. 3.2-1.1 is just unfortunate naming used by ubuntu, that looks similar to 3.2.1 but the part after the dash is the package revision. So that's 3.2, ubuntu package revision 1.1.

You can update to the latest version using the APT repo here: - There's no repo for saucy yet but the raring one works fine, I've heard.

Just for completeness: error 426 means "upgrade required" which means you need to use https for all requests, and this required changes in the code, there's no workaround like changing api url. Error 429 just means you're reconnecting too fast.

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